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The Blue Streak is a Superhero from The Golden Age of Comic Books, published by Prize in Headline Comics #13-15.

Jim Dare is part of an acrobatics troupe with his brother and sister. His brother one day tries to thwart a robbery, and is killed. Swearing vengeance, Jim uses his acrobatic abilities to become the heroic Blue Streak!

Not to be confused with the film or the Captain America villain.

This comic contains examples of:

  • Bland-Name Product: The Dares work for Dingling Brothers circus, an analogue for Ringling Bros.
  • Disney Villain Death: Johnny King, an acrobat who turned to robbery, is knocked off a high platform while fighting the Blue Streak.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Big Bad of Headline Comics #15 is a fellow Dingling Bros. acrobat who moonlights as a bank robber instead of a crimefighter.
  • Meaningful Name: A family of trapeze artists with the surname "Dare."
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  • Ms. Fanservice: Kitty Dare, Jim's sister, spends the majority of her screen time in underwear in changing rooms.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The first issue has the streak going after the gangsters who killed his brother.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Scarface only appears in the first issue, but inspires the hero's superhero career by killing his brother.
  • Starter Villain: Scarface, the criminal who killed Jim's brother and is taken out in the first issue.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Headline Comics #14 has the Blue Streak breaking up a vacation spot for criminals.