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The Invisible Terror is a Superhero from The Golden Age of Comic Books published by Centaur Publishing in C-M-O Comics 1-2.

Tom Wade is a drifter who's recently come under the employ of a scientist. Together, the two make a formula that turns people invisible. A few days later, the scientist entrusts Wade with protecting the formula before dying. Good thing to, because sinister powers are already seeking it...


This comic contains examples of:

  • Disproportionate Retribution: De Pix tries to kill a teenager for taunting him.
  • The Drifter: Tom was this before he got his research assistant gig.
  • Fiery Redhead: Torchy Byrnes is a more literal example than most, since he's a redhead who runs an arson ring.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mr. Haynes from C-M-O Comics #2 is convinced by a group of thugs to let them burn down his house so he can use the insurance money to pay off debts, but he backs out when they do the arson on the wrong day and almost kill his daughter.
  • Hired Guns: De Pix is said to "do anything for anyone if the price is right."
  • I Have Your Wife: De Pix kidnap's the children of Tom's late boss in order to get the formula.
  • Insurance Fraud: Torchy Byrnes' MO is to burn buildings down and collect half the insurance check.
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  • Merchandise-Driven: Appeared as part of a comic commissioned by the Chicago Mail Order Catalogue in order to advertise for materials contained therein. Oddly enough for a superhero series, it wasn't created to sell toys, but instead clothes and furniture.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: The first issue has the Terror going after international mercenaries who kidnapped his dad boss' kids.
  • The Sociopath: De Pix is an international criminal who explicitly states that he'll do anything for enough money, tries to murder a child for insulting them, and leaves his goons to die when the Terror attacks.
  • Starter Villain: The first foe fought is De Pix, a mercenary seeking the invisibility formula.
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Scientist.