RED RUBE (Reuben Reuben)

Created by:

Ed Robbins

Real Name:

Reuben Reuben

Joined Mighty Crusaders:

Red Rube is not a member of the Mighty Crusaders.

First Appearance:

Zip Comics #39, August 1943

Reuben Reuben, a cub reporter for the Daily Sun, can call upon the powers of his ancestors by simply shouting “Hey Rube”, which causes him to turn into the all-powerful Red Rube.


Red Rube was given a magical gift, whenever he shouts “HEY RUBE!” he is transformed from a child into an adult Super Hero. Reuben is an orphan who ran away from the orphanage, Reuben hide in a Castle on top of the hill near his orphanage. There an old man gave him a magic elixir that put him in touch with his ancestors all of whom were also named Reuben Reubens. Each Relative gave him an aspect of their greatness, together it made him superhuman.

Powers & Weapons:

Red Rube is superhumanly strong, incredibly fast and very hard to hurt


MLJ Comics:

Zip Comics 39-47

TEXT BY: Bradley S. Cobb