If you think superheroes comics are a capitalist invention, you deceive yourself. Long before the Spider Man, Batman and Fantastic Woman, the communist countries had their own heroes of class struggle fulfilling the Five-Year Plan in two hours, were immune to electrical power, regulary defetead the Captain Bourgeois and saved the planet from imperialism.
1. Captain Security – a simple boy from the country who was bitten by Lenin during a visit to Moscow, and so he developed his own superhuman powers that help him in the fight against currency speculators, gold smugglers, conspirators and comrades who had relatives abroad and who were planning to flee from the country.
The legend says he had an extraordinary hearing, could intercept the phones just by picking up a receiver and read the letters of the people just by unzipping the envelope.
Besides the fact that he was endowed with the usual power of a man accompanied by a dog, Captain Security could always rely on his TT pistol, but also on his secret ability to arrest people with a Volga car at night.
2. Tinkerlazy – railroad worker, although he came from the family of a senior communist dignitary in Siberia, his preoccupation to ensure that the infrastructure of the railway tracks was presented in optimal conditions and was not sabotaged by the capitalist forces.
In this sense, the comics often shows Tinkerlazy patrolling on the tracks and hitting the wheels of the train with his heady hammer.
In subsequent representations Tinkerlazy appears hitting the wheels with a sickle too, seemingly meaningless detail, but which becomes eloquent if we consider the communist countries had rich harvests.
3. Coke Comrade – brilliant inventor and manager of a steel factory, alias Boris Antonovich, he took advantage of the large industrial power of the communist countries to make him a special coke armour.
Beside its durability in the fight with capitalist spies and utility on the building sites, the armor gives Coke Comrade a great economic power: the ability to give people a job and a home.
SOURCE: Catavencii – adapted