I originally thought Doc Strange was a Doc Savage knockoff, but found he is more Superman than Savage. Since I feel snookered by the splash panel, and out of pique not willing to write any more, I am including Public Domain Super Heroes’ online capsule history of the character. So, take it away, PDSH!*
Origin Doc StrangeThe untitled story is from America’s Best Comics #15 (1945):
“Dr. Hugo Strange was a brilliant scientist who developed a serum called Alosun, a ‘distillate of sun atoms’ in order to ‘defeat crime.’ He spent many years developing it before he decided to field-test it in his first appearance, when he faced off against the Faceless Phantom. Ingestion of this serum gave him superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and invulnerability. Doc Strange was assisted by his sidekick, Mike, and his fiancée, Virginia Thompson.
“Doc Strange didn't have a secret identity and he was usually recognized on the streets of his native city. The city’s mayor occasionally contacted him to request assistance in some case that was beyond the capacities of mundane law enforcement. However, he wasn't as widely known in the greater United States, which allowed him and Mike to travel incognito on several occasions.”
Real Name Dr. Hugo Strange
First Appearance Thrilling Comics #1 (Feb. 1940)
Original Publisher Nedor
Created by Richard E. Hughes and Alexander Kostuk
Golden Age Appearances: America's Best Comics #1-23, 27, Thrilling Comics #1-64
*I did a few small edits in the text for grammar purposes, not any factual information.