Religion: Christian (denomination unknown)
First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics #74 (July 1946): "Red is for Gore!"
Creators: Gustav Schrotter
Number of Appearances: 1
Ally: Miss America
Norton was evicted from the boarding house he had been living in. During the time that he was working on find a job, he was mistaken for a member of Carnation Joe's criminal gang. This happened because Norton was forced to help them on some of their robberies. But Norton didn't want to have anything to do with this criminal enterprise, and he bravely and cleverly left clues for the superheroine Miss America to find. Miss America did indeed figure out Norton's clues, track down the gang, and apprehend them. Joe was then able to get a job through the Madison Street Mission, which was apparently a charitable outreach mission sponsored by a Christian church or a group of churches.
It probably would have been far easier for Norton to simply go along with Carnation Joe's gang and use the opportunity to enrich himself with their criminaly gains. But Norton, despite his somewhat down-and-out status, wanted to do the morally correct thing. Norton's precise religious affiliation is not identified in this story, but based on his portrayal and connection to the "Madison Street Mission" he apparently was a Christian of some sort (probably a Catholic or Protestant).
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