Created by:

Jack Binder

Real Name:

Perry Chase

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

The Press Guardian is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders.

First Appearance:

Pep Comics #2, February 1940

Daily Express reporter Perry Chase battle crime as the Press Guardian.


Playboy Perry Chase is the son of a newspaper publisher, and so has a particular affection for the press. Anyone who tries to hinder the press’ efforts or commit crimes attracts his wrath. He has no powers but is a good fighter.

Note: The Press Guardian Strip Features Flash Calvet the Falcon in Pep Comics #1 and he is a reporter for the Daily Express. In Pep Comics #2 Perry Chase is the Press Guardian and the Son of the Publisher of the Daily Express. They have different civilian names, different relationships to the co-stars, different costumes; this equals different characters even though the strip has the same name and the same newspaper.

Powers & Weapons:

The Press Guardian has no superhuman powers but uses a reporter’s deductive skill to find organized crime.


MLJ Comics:

Pep Comics 2 -11