Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Tom Thumb

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 19

Nation: England, United Kingdom

Gender: male

Note: traditional folk hero "no bigger than a thumb"

In the story titled "The Super-Duel in Space" in Action Comics #242 (July 1958), the villain Brainiac is introduced. Brainiac shrinks the city of Metropolis and puts it in a bottle on board his star ship. In panel 4 on page 8, Lois Lane realizes what has happened. She exclaims to fellow reporter Clark Kent, "The alien reduced us to Tom Thumb size! And . . . and for once, Superman isn't here to protect us!"

Tom Thumb

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #242 (July 1958): "The Super-Duel in Space" (mentioned)
Jack Milton: Fairy Tale Detective (2003)
Mother Goose Tales (1697): "Little Thumb" (lead character)
The Mother Goose Video Treasury (1987)

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