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Golden Lad was a comic-book series created by Joseph Green and Mort Meskin and published by Spark Comics. It is currently a public-domain property.

After young Tommy Preston finds the "Heart of Gold", an old Aztec artifact powered by "the blood of a thousand martyred Aztecs", he gains the powers of strength and courage, which he uses to fight crime.

This series contains examples of:

  • Artistic License History: The series takes considerable liberties with Pre-Colombian history. For one thing, the Aztec symbol for a heart looks nothing like the heart-shaped pendant that Tommy wears.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: By shouting "Heart of Gold!", Tommy Preston becomes Golden Lad.
  • Catchphrase: By shouting "Heart of Gold!", Tommy Preston becomes Golden Lad.
  • Distaff Counterpart: After five issues, Golden Lad receives a sidekick, Golden Girl, who has much the same powers.
  • Hijacked by Jesus: The sacrficed Aztecs whose blood powers the Heart of Gold are referred to as "martyrs".
  • Public Domain Character: With the closing of Spark Comics, Golden Lad has become a public-domain character.