Ted Knight, was one of the
earliest super-scientist superheroes. With powers gleaned from the machinations
of his amazing intellect, he is not a man of magic, but a creature of science
- Starman! According to Wikipedia:
Adventure Comics #61 / 1941
Starman's 1st Apparance
possesses a brilliant intellect, mastery of several sciences, and a gift for invention.
In addition to the gravity and cosmic rods, Ted created the cosmic staff
used by his son Jack and the cosmic converter belt worn by his JSA
teammates the Star-Spangled Kid and Stargirl. He was at some point
employed as a physics professor..."|
"Ted Knight's contributions to science (especially physics and astrophysics) are not fully recognized in his lifetime; but an encounter with the Legion's 30th century hero Star Boy meets him and tells him that his contributions were recognized, but not for hundreds of years after his death. His theories and writings were so revolutionary that, once fully understood, he is considered a peer of Isaac Newton and Galileo."