1795 - Wold Newton meteor strike: Eighteen individuals "were riding in two coaches past Wold Newton, Yorkshire.... A meteorite struck only twenty yards from the two coaches.... The bright light and heat and thunderous roar of the meteorite blinded and terrorized the passengers, coachmen, and horses.... They never guessed, being ignorant of ionization, that the fallen star had affected them and their unborn." Tarzan Alive, Addendum 2, pp. 247-248. The meteor strike was "the single cause of this nova of genetic splendor, this outburst of great detectives, scientists, and explorers of exotic worlds, this last efflorescence of true heroes in an otherwise degenerate age." Id., pp.230-231.         Artwork by Lisa EckertTHE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE

 

Cast of Characters

PART III

by Win Scott Eckert

Following is a list of characters or sub-universes encompassed within The Wold Newton Universe, along with general dates or known periods of operation. Many on the list were originally placed in the Universe by Philip Josť Farmer (this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list - see Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage). I have added many more through their involvement in crossover stories with Farmer's original Wold Newton characters.


Members of the Wold Newton Family:

Mr. Farmer's original Wold Newton Family Trees (from Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life) are online in graphic format. These family trees are the starting point for the extended universe described on this site.

ITALICS denote a character who was originally established by Philip Josť Farmer to be

ITALICS also designate characters


Click on a name in red to go to that character's or sub-universe's individual chronology at Chronology Central . Clicking on a link for an in-depth article will take the reader to the relevant section of the Articles page on this site, or to the correct article on Dennis Power's Secret History site, Mark Brown's Chronicles site, or various other sites.

Superhero characters or characters related to superhero universes appear in green text (click here for a detailed explanation of how superhero characters are included on this list).


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Dorus Noel (grandson of Dr. James Noel) (early 1930s) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Steve Harrison (1930s-1960s)

 

Brigadier Donald Ffellowes (1930s)

 

Nate Heller (1930s-1950s)

 

Barney Baxter (1930s-1940s)

 

Bill Barnes Bill Barnes (1930s-1940s)

 

Nancy Drew (1930-late 1930s)

 

Sir Henry Merrivale *** (1930-1960s) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

King Kong *** (1931) and the son of Kong (1932)

Kong & friend: "The Eighth Wonder" by Dave Stevens

 

The Invisible Man, Geoffrey Radcliffe (1931-1948) and Frank Griffin, Sr., (brother of Jack Griffin, son of John Hawley Griffin) (1931) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Richard Blaine & Ilsa Lund Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund (1931-1979) (click here for in-depth article)

 

Dick Tracy (1931-present) Dick Tracy

 

Gordon Craigie and Department Z / Dr. Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey and Department Z-5 (1932-1975)

 

Drury Lane (1932-1933) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Phantom Detective (Richard Curtis Van Loan) (1932-1953)

The Phantom Detective

 

Murdere Legendre (1932)

 

Jimmy Allen (1933-1936)

 

Albert Campion (1933-1970) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Philip Marlowe

Philip Marlowe (grandson of Ned Land) * (1933-1959) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Moon Man (Stephen Thatcher) (1933-1937) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Spider (Richard Wentworth, son of Lord John Roxton and half-brother of G-8 and The Shadow) * (1933-1943) (click here for in-depth article)

The Spider

 

The Wolf Man (Lawrence Stewart Talbot) (1933-1998) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Dr. Gideon Fell *** (1933-1960s)

 

Dr. Vitas Verdegast and Hjalmar Poelzig (1933)

 

  Secret Agent X 

Secret Agent X (1933-1939) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Perry Mason (son of Randolph Mason) (1933-1973) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Smilin' Jack Martin and son Smilin' Jack Jr. (1933-1973)

 

Nick and Nora Charles (1934)

 

Jimmy Christopher, Secret Service Operator #5 (1934-1939)

Jimmy Christopher, Secret Service Operator #5

 

Don Winslow of the Navy (1934-1955)

 

Terry Lee and Pat Ryan (Terry and the Pirates) (1934-1973) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Mandrake the Magician (1934-present)

 

Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (1934-1953) Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective

 

The Werewolf of London (Wilfred Glendon) (1934) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Doctor Death (Rance Mandarin) (1935)

 

Curtius Parry (1935)

 

"Crash" Corrigan (1935)

 

The fifth Zorro (James Vega, great grandson of Diego de la Vega) (1935)

 

Mr. Moto

Mr. Moto (son of Wolf Larsen) * (1935-1972) (click here for in-depth article)

 

Dr. Janos Rukh (1935) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Whisperer (James "Wildcat" Gordon, grandson of Artemus Gordon) (1935-1942) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Mysterious Wu Fang (1935-1936) The Mysterious Wu Fang

 

Dan Fowler Dan Fowler (1935-1953)

 

Flash Gordon and Dale Arden (1935-?) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Invisible Man, Robert Griffin (son of John "Jack" Hawley Griffin) and Dr. Peter Drury (1935) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Robert Blake (great nephew of Phileas Fogg) * (1935) (click here for in-depth article)

 

The first Green Hornet & Kato

The first Green Hornet (Britt Reid, great nephew of John Reid, The Lone Ranger) & Ikano Kato (1936-1945)

 

Dr. Yen Sin (1936)

 

Dol Bonner (1936)

 

George Gregory Gordon (aka "Gees") (1936-1942)

 

The Twilight Avenger (Reese Chambers) (1937) The Twilight Avenger

 

Slam Bradley (brother of Biff Bradley) and Samuel "Shorty" Morgan (1937-1987)

 

Captain Hazzard Captain Rex Hazzard (1937)

 

Nowell Ffoulkes (great-great-grandson of Sir Andrew Ffoulkes) (1937)

 

The Miracle Squad (1937)

 

The first Batman (Bruce Wayne) (1937-1959) and Robin (Richard Grayson) (1940-1949) (click here for an in-depth article)

The Batman and Robin

 

Click Rush, The Gadget Man (1937-1943)

 

Norgil the Magician (1937-1943)

 

John Sunlight (son of Doc Savage) (1937-1989)

 

Captain Satan  

Captain Satan (Cary Adair) (1937-1938) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Jake Cutter and company (Tales of the Gold Monkey) (1938)

 

Mike Shayne, Sr. (1938-early 1960s) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Captain Gravity (Joshua Jones) (1938-1940) Captain Gravity (Joshua Jones)

 

Harold Shea and Reed Chalmers (1938-1952) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Yarko the Great (1938-1939)

 

Creighton Holmes (grandson of Sherlock and probable son of Raffles Holmes) (1938)

Creighton Holmes

 

The Rocketeer The Rocketeer (Cliff Secord) (1938)

 

Judge Pursuivant (1938-1963)

 

Llana of Gathol (granddaughter of John Carter) (1938-present?)

 

Dr. Elwin Ransom (1938-1946)

 

The Avenger (Richard Henry Benson, great nephew of Phileas Fogg) * (1938-1987)

The Avenger

 

The Invisible Woman (Kitty Carroll) (1938) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Nellie Gray (daughter of Tarzan and Jane) (1938-1971) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Superman

Superman (Clark Kent) and Lois Lane (sister of The Shadow's Margo Lane (Margo Lane is an adopted sister)) (1938-early 1950s) (click here, here, here, and here for in-depth articles)

 

Professor Horatio "Pimpernel" Smith (son of Sir Denis Nayland Smith) (1939) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Dr. Alexei Zorka (1939)

 

El Carim (1939-1940)

 

 The Black Bat (Tony Quinn) (1939-1953)

 

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner (1939-1954) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Octopus / The Scorpion (1939) (click here and here for in-depth articles)

 

Zigomar II (1939)

 

The Ghost 

The Ghost aka The Green Ghost (George Chance) (1939-1944)

 

Hop Harrigan (1939-1940s) and son Ace Harrigan (1970s)

 

Doctor Joanna Dare (1939-1945)

 

Cash Gorman (The Wizard) (1940-41)

 

The Green Lama (Jethro Dumont) (1940-1949) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Doc Harker (1940)

 

The Scarlet Wizard (Don Diavolo) (1940)

 

The Crimson Mask ("Doc" Clarke) (1940-1944)

 

The Spirit (Denny Colt) (1940-1952) The Spirit

 

Alphabet Hicks (1940)

 

Captain America (Steve Rogers) (1941-1945, 1965-?) and Bucky Barnes (not shown) (1941-1945) (click here and here for in-depth articles)

Steve Rogers is transformed into Captain America

 

Tecumseh Fox (1941)

 

The Black Fury

The Black Fury, later known as Miss Fury (Marla Drake, cousin of John Drake) (1941-1952)

 

Blackhawk (1941-mid 1950s)

 

Plastic Man (Eel O'Brian) (1941-1949) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Invisible Agent (Frank Griffin, Jr., son of Jack Griffin, nephew of Frank Griffin, Sr., and grandson of John "Jack" Hawley Griffin) (1941-1942) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

The Angel Detective (1941)

 

Wonder Woman (1941-1950s) Wonder Woman (click here for an in-depth article)

 

John Thunstone (1942-1964)

 

Lucius Leffing (1942-1979)

 

Colonel Nick Fury (1942-1945)

 

The Unknown Soldier (1942-1945)

 

Sgt. Rock and Easy Company (1942-1958)

 

Inspector Roger West (1942-1978)

 

Silver John (1944-1967)

 

Lew Archer (grandson -- or great nephew? -- of Professor Challenger) * (1946-1976) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (1946-1990) 

 

Paul Janus "Kickaha" Finnegan (great nephew of Phileas Fogg) * (1946-1992)

The World of Tiers

 

Shrinking Violet Holmes (daughter of Mycroft Holmes) (1946-1947)

 

Frederick Frankenstein (son of Wolf Frankenstein) and the sixth Frankenstein Monster (1948) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

Captain Zero Captain Zero (Lee Allyn) (1949)

 

Patrick Butler (1949-1956)

 

The Invisible Man, Tommy Nelson (1949) (click here for an in-depth article)

 

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