– The 1940 s imparted wayto numerous prolific protagonists that are still lauded today. Captain America and TheGreen Lantern in 1940, along with Captain Marveland Wonder Woman in 1941. The 40 s too applied acces to sometitular villains as well, most notably The Joker and Catwoman.( melodic music) – You crave a raising, big boy? -[ Ian] But you know mighteven be more notablier? In 1947 we encounter Marvel’sThe Asbestos Lady. Introduced in Human Torch Number 27, The Asbestos Lady wascreated by Mike Sekowsky, one of the early pencilersof The Justice League. Her true identity is Victoria Murdock, the sister of notoriousracketeer Killer Murdock. After hearing about the newesttechnological advancements in the science of asbestosby science soldier Fred Raymond, -[ Announcer] Unaffected by volley, asbestos possesses rare tones. -[ Ian] She sought to draft him to her rag label syndicate. -[ Catwoman] You miss a face-lift, big-hearted son. -[ Ian] Of track, shewas repelled by the torch who had been watching from a distance. To exact her retaliation, she derails a drill making a massive wreck that produced the death ofmost of the Raymond family.All but little Thomas, who turned out to be immuneto the kindles from the disintegrate. Victoria made notice and stalked the boy until she was once againthwarted by the Human Torch who melted her bootsinto the ground, classic. The final straw for The Asbestos Lady came when Toro and Torch stopped her twin brother Killer Murdock who was then put to death for his crimes. She tried, and triedagain to exact her reprisal on the crime defending duo but ultimately never got the chance as she died in the 90 s ofidiopathic mesothelioma at senility 45, a very common form of cancer that can be caused byprolonged exposure to asbestos. In words of Victoria’s abilities, she did not have any extraordinarysuper power or persuasivenes. So how do you fight aman engulfed in flames? Well with a dres madeof asbestos of course! -[ Announcer] Man versus fervor.( flares roaring) -[ Ian] Asbestos containsa fiber called Amosite, that acts as a spark retardant in things like insulationboards and ceiling tiles.To accompany her flame-proof suit, terminated with a really sweet, violet, baggy mask and cape, “shes been” exercises dual handguns that shoot, you predicted it, asbestos bullets. And for her non-fire basedfoes, she exploits a flame-thrower. As previously mentioned, you can catch The AsbestosLady in Human Torch Number 27, but her root tale is actually incorporated in Captain America Comics Number 63. She has a few minor roles here and there but a seriously conspiratorial strain was hurled in the works inMarvel Knights: Spider-Man where it is mentionedthat The Asbestos Lady might have been created bythe American Government. Spooky stuff! Let us know in the comments who your favorite lesserknown hero or criminal is. Like and subscribe to Gamma Ray and we’ll see you all next week.( pithy, rhythmic music )( swooshing ).