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Blue Tracer
Dunn and "Boomerang" Jones, inside the Blue Tracer, on one of their missions
Publication information
Publisher Quality Comics
DC Comics
First appearance Military Comics #1 (August 1941)
Created by Fred Guardineer
In-story information
Alter ego William Dunn
Abilities None.

Blue Tracer is a Golden Age of comics superhero, created by Fred Guardineer and published by Quality Comics. His first appearance was in Military Comics #1 (August 1941).

Publication history

Blue Tracer first appeared in issues 1 through 16 of Military Comics. The character was acquired by DC, along with the rest of Quality Comics' properties in the 1950s. However, the character had lapsed into public domain before that. The Blue Tracer has not been used by any company since his original publication, nor have his original adventures been reprinted, other than a Millennium Edition of his first appearance.

Fictional character biography

Blue Tracer's origin story is told in his first appearance, in Military Comics #1.[1] William "Wild Bill" Dunn is an American engineer working with the army in a secluded section of Ethiopia. While working, his team is attacked by a group of Supernatural beings named the M'bujies. The M'bujies wound Dunn and kill his teammates. Dunn is rescued by "Boomerang" Jones, an Australian soldier who had been given up for death and is now fighting his own private war against the Nazis. After Dunn regains his strength, the two men create a super-vehicle out of captured Nazi equipment that they name the Blue Tracer. It can become a tank, airplane, or Submarine. They then use it to destroy the M'bujies and escape the jungle.

The two travel the world and fight the Axis forces during the rest of the war, with Dunn at the head and Jones as his sidekick. The last appearance of the Blue Tracer was in Military Comics #16, according to the Grand Comics Database [2]

Powers and abilities

Neither Dunn nor Jones have any superpowers, but Dunn is a good fighter and skilled engineer. The Blue Tracer allows Dunn and Jones to travel on land, under the sea, and in the air. It has many weapons, and can deflect small arms fire easily.