I have a hankering to make up half a dozen or so kid pulp heroes.
Here are my first thoughts:
Sherlock Holmes II, son of the sleuth
Born from the dalliances of his father during one of the famous detective’s cocaine benders, raised by his uncles Mycroft and Watson, moved to the U.S. in order to gain distance from his father’s enemies, can he solve the case-files his father left behind?
Aspects: Father’s enemies plague me, A letter from Uncle Mycroft, Father’s Strengths and his Weaknesses, Terrible Violinist
Rosie Riveter, strongest kid in the world
Before she was the WWII icon, she was the strongest kid in the world, able to life a Model T clear over her head or punch a charging bull.
Aspects: “I’m the strongest!”, Inspiring, “I’m always ready to do my part.”, “You can do it!”
Buck Bradley, Boy Scout Supreme
The finest Boy Scout in the United States with every merit badge imaginable and the ear of the President of the United States.
Aspects: Always Prepared, The Real World Ain’t a Merit Badge, Order of the Arrow, Bowie Knife
Nancy Atom, girl scientist!
Haunted by Madame Curie, the ghost from the future, this little girl is as brilliant as she is dangerous, using her acute knowledge of anatomy and sociology to decimate her foes when the need arises.
Aspect: Haunted by a Ghost from the Future, Stand Back – I’m going to do SCIENCE!, Anatomy Lessons
Kid Shadow, two-gun teen
When he picked up his father’s mystical .45’s, Crane Junior found himself in the body of a grown-up vigilante with a kid’s sense of justice and revenge.
Aspect: Kids’ Sense of Right and Wrong, Villains Deserve Bullets, My Father will be Avenged
Son of Khan
The talking gorilla son of the dastardly villain, Gorilla Khan, he has come to the man’s world due to the love of an anthropologist but is love enough to thwart his father’s cruel upbringing?
Aspects: Stronger than any man!, Law of the Jungle, My Father’s Son, In Love with Anthropologist
I forgot one
Jonesy, Captain of the Newsboy Legion
The kid on the street, ears to the tracks, fingers smudged with newsprint, unearthing the stories just beneath the busy sidewalks and just above the impossibly high skyscrapers.
Aspects: Ear to the Streets, “WUXTREE! WUXTREE! Read ALL ABOUT IT!”, “Who doesn’t this kid know?”, Not afraid to skin knuckles for the story.