Super-speed is a power shared by many Golden Age heroes. One lesser-known, and unfortunately-named possessor of this abiity, was Timely Comics' character The Whizzer. Most active in the Golden Age, he did enjoy
a brief revival in the 1970s, and his adventures have been recently reprinted.. According to Wikipedia:

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"The origin of the Golden Age character begins while Robert Frank is on a trip to Africa with his father, Dr. Emil Frank, where Robert is bitten by a cobra. Dr. Frank saves Robert by a transfusion of mongoose blood, and he soon discovers that he has developed super-speed. Frank then decides to fight crime and eventually accepts the offer of Invaders member Bucky, who forms the superhero team the Liberty Legion to rescue the other Invaders, who have been brainwashed by the villain the Red Skull."


USA Comics #1 / Aug. 1941
Whizzer's 1st Appearnance
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"When the Liberty Legion and Invaders eventually disband after World War II, the Whizzer joins the newly-formed All-Winners Squad. Due to a mutagenic reaction to the injection of mongoose blood, Robert Frank has the ability to move at superhuman speed and has superhuman reflexes. He can create cyclones by running in circles, and can run up walls and across water. The Whizzer has learned a unique, self-taught fighting style which exploits the ability to move at superhuman speeds.."
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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring one of the Whizzer's early appearances. However, I have also included optional costume parts that appeared in later issues. I haven't had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. Please let me know if you encounter any glitches.

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)

 
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