NEON THE UNKNOWN (Tom Corbet)
Created By: Jerry Iger & Lou Fine
First Appearance: Hit Comics #1 (July 1940)
Role: Forgotten Golden Age Character, Flying Blaster
PL 7 (87)
STRENGTH 2 STAMINA 2 AGILITY 3
FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 2
INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 1
Deception 4 (+5)
Intimidation 3 (+4)
Expertise (Soldier) 5 (+5)
All-Out Attack, Improved Aim, Ranged Attack 5
Flight 5 
"Neonic Energy" Blast 7 
Unarmed +8 (+2 Damage, DC 17)
Neonic Energy Blast +6 (+6 Ranged Damage, DC 21)
Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +2, Fortitude +5, Will +5
Total: Abilities: 38 / Skills: 12--6 / Advantages: 7 / Powers: 24 / Defenses: 12 (87)
-Neon the Unknown was a short-lived character in Hit Comics (from the comic gods of weird ideas at Quality), lasting for 17 issues (not a great run, but certainly not the shortest- he outlasted SEVERAL JSAers!). He was a Foreign Legion soldier who was part of a platoon that got caught out in the desert- the entire unit died of dehydration, but Tom Corbet managed to drink some glowing water he found in a Magical Oasis, and turned into Neon the Unknown (Neon being a relatively-unknown element at this time).
-Neon shot energy blasts at a time when "Blaster" had yet to become one of the key archetypes is comics, but that's about all he gets credit for, as he vanished until a retroactive story placed him with the Freedom Fighters at Pearl Harbor, where he was killed alongside the others. However, most of the later team save for him and Magno the Magnetic Man failed to turn up alive at a later date. That pretty much makes him the least-respected Golden Age hero ever, as even in his re-debut after 40 years, he couldn't catch a break. However, in a REALLY REALLY LATE Retcon, he was revealed alive in a 2008 Freedom Fighters storyline. He's revealed to have been living in the same Magical Oasis for all that time.
-Imagine a PL 6 Blaster archetype, and you've got Neon. Few feats or skills, and a low-level blast. Hey, the guy didn't outlive freaking Red Bee, he ain't getting PL 8 stats, y'know?