Dan the Dyna-Mite
is a fictional character
, a teen-aged superhero
published by DC Comics
. He was the young sidekick to the character TNT
, and was created by Mort Weisinger
and Hal Sharp
for DC Comics. TNT and Dyna-Mite made their debut in World's Finest Comics
# 5, and starred in Star-Spangled Comics
Fictional character biography
Danny Dunbar was the star pupil of Thomas N. Thomas, a high school chemistry and physical education teacher.
One evening while Thomas and Dunbar are working on an experiment, Thomas' hand accidentally touches Dunbar's and both teacher and student find themselves feeling more energized. Thomas realizes that each of them has somehow absorbed the chemicals with which they have been working. By touching each other, Thomas and Dunbar now become charged with an unknown form of energy and briefly possess superhuman powers.
They decide not to reveal their discovery publicly for fear that it would be misused. Instead, they use their new super-powers to fight crime as costumed heroes. Thomas becomes known as TNT
and Dunbar as Dan the Dyna-Mite, and both join the wartime All-Star Squadron
. Thomas and Dunbar each wears a "dyna-ring." By pressing the rings together, Thomas and Dunbar trigger a chemical reaction that temporarily charges the two heroes with energy.
In April 1942, TNT and Dyna-Mite battle Nazi saboteurs who are attempting to blow up a dam in Colorado. When the saboteurs flee in a car, the pair gives chase in their own auto. One... Read More