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The Seven Soldiers of Victory
Young Sylvester Pemberton, the son of a wealthy banker, was watching a patriotic film when agents of Nazi Germany started a riot in the theater. Pemberton and a mechanic named Pat Dugan fought off the Nazi agents.
Later, Pemberton was having his father's car repaired at Dugan's garage when both heard someone wish the American flag would come to life to battle Nazi agents. Pemberton and Dugan were each inspired to become costumed "mystery-men" to fight America's enemies. Pemberton called himself the Star-Spangled Kid and Dugan became Stripesy.
At first the Kid and Stripesy worked separately, but when they were both captured by Nazis the two heroes reluctantly joined forces to defeat their captors. The Kid and Stripesy thereafter worked as a team, and Dugan became the Pemberton family chauffeur. The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy joined the wartime All-Star Squadron and the Seven Soldiers of Victory.
Forces released in the Seven Soldier's battle with the Nebula-Man hurled the Kid 50,000 years into the past. He was rescued by Aquaman, the second Green Lantern, and the original Wildcat, who returned him to the 20th Century but at a point many years after he had left it. Now the Kid is little older today then he was in the 1940s.
The Star-Spangled Kid joined the Justice Society of America, which he left to found a new super-hero group, Infinity, Inc., based at the California Stellar Studios that he owns.