Before the Wasp came up with the name...before Steed and Peel were elegantly smashing crime...there was:
It's 1955, and a dashing army officer and his wife are shanghaied in Germany!
Stand by for a clever bit of cross-marketing here:
they were selling these masks via in-house ads for a buck each!! See, marketing wasn't invented by Don Draper in the 60s!!
Anyhoo, Roger and his secretary (!) make up a costume...
Well, given the lack of Starjets at the local airport, apparently the plane was even more than fifty years ahead of its time...
But, it's a quick way to get to Russia:
Well, time for the political lecture!
He likes to smash commies.
But don't worry...the Silver Age was only a year away...
From The Avenger #1 (1955)