Samson is a direct descendant of the biblical Samson. Like his ancestor, Samson has immense strength and endurance, but loses his powers if his hair is cut. Samson learned about his heritage when he was a grown man, after his mother revealed his ancestry.
In college, his friend Professor Dunn showed him a new invention, an "iconoscope", which allowed the viewer to watch remote scenes without a transmitter. The iconoscope picked up the image of an eastern holy man, who was praying for a higher power to sent someone to battle evil. Samson used his superpowers to visit the holy man, and agreed to be that champion.
In issue #10 of Fantastic Comics, Samson gained a young side-kick who he named David. He had no apparent superpowers and was the sole survivor of a plane crash. Orphaned after the crash, Samson took him into his care.
Powers and Abilities
- Flight (PS #0 p.21)
- Impervious to attack by ballistic weapons (PS #2 p.15)
- Superhuman strength (PS #2 p.15)
- Heightened senses of unknown type
Godlike, but has been wounded by Zeus
- Samson has no eyes, but is able to sense his surroundings by some unknown means.
- Wooden staff
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- Samson's eyes were melted from his head by the atomic bomb which exploded over Nagasaki, Japan.
- Appearances of Samson (Chronological)
- Appearances of Samson (Unordered)
- Character Gallery: Samson
- Fan-Art Gallery: Samson
- Quotations by Samson
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