He was more into adventures stories, like those in the movies Perhaps this was why Carter appeared in costume as The Sword for only a very short time. Added by Craig Delich Even though the Who's Who doesn't list Gustavson as a writer of the strip, Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that he created the strip and wrote it, so the question mark with the script credit has been removed by Craig Delich Also verified by Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson.
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View: Large Edit cover. Genre detective-mystery. Firebrand, the initial lead feature, was soon eclipsed by Jack Cole's popular Plastic Man, who took the cover and the lead from issues Other notable characters featured in Police Comics include Manhunter, who was introduced in Police Comics 8, , who was introduced in Police Comics 1, and Will Eisner's The Spirit, in the form of reprints of the character's newspaper comic strips. Police Comics Feb, Pencils by Reed Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera.
After the popularity of superhero comics waned, Police Comics shifted. History of GCPD Police corruption Acting as both ally and opponent of Batman, the superhero long-established in Gotham, the GCPD has long been steeped in corruption, with numerous officers both high-and-low ranking involved in bribery and even more serious offenses such as drug-smuggling and murder. The strongest blow against police corruption came when an increasing amount of conspiracy charges against Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb forced him to resign his position, replaced by Peter Grogan. The Falcone crime family, which has had a stranglehold on Gotham's underground for generations, finally crumbled when a series of killings shook the structure of the mafia organization.
After the death of Carmine Falcone, the mob lashed out in sloppy, retaliatory. Dream Police is an American comic book one-shot created by writer J. Michael Straczynski with artwork by Mike Deodato. It was published by Marvel Comics, on June 22, , under their Icon imprint for creator-owned titles. Story Straczynski calls it "Dragnet in the Dreamscape". Created by cartoonist Jack Cole, Plastic Man was one of the first superheroes to incorporate humor into mainstream action storytelling. This character has been published in several solo series and has interacted with other characters such as Batman and many others in the mainstream DC Universe as a member of the Justice League.
Artwork by Gill Fox. Tombstone Lonnie Thompson Lincoln is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A hulking albino man with filed teeth, Tombstone is a notorious crime boss in New York City. Publication history Tombstone on the cover of Spectacular Spider-Man Art by Sal Buscema. The character was immediately established to have a history with longtime Spider-Man supporting character Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, and was brought on as a regular in The Spectacular Spider-Man, which was then being written by Conway.
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While most of their titles were published by a company named Comic Magazines, from onwards all publications bore a logo that included the word "Quality". History Quality Comics was founded by Everett M. Deducing that Depression-era audiences wanted established quality and familiar comic strips for their hard-earned dimes, in the enterprising Arnol. Guardian resembles an earlier Kirby and Simon character Captain America first published 13 months earlier by Marvel Comics where he had no super powers and carried an indestructible shield.
Cover of Star-Spangled Comics vol. He was trained to fighting condition by ex-boxer Joe Morgan the same man who trained two other mystery men, Wildcat and the first Atom. He was aided by a group of boys known as the Newsboy.
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James W. Gordon is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with the superhero Batman. The character debuted in the first panel of Detective Comics 27 May , Batman's first appearance, where he is referred to simply as Commissioner Gordon. The character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Commissioner Gordon made his debut as an ally of Batman, making him the first Batman supporting character ever to be introduced. The character is typically portrayed as having full trust in Batman and is even somewhat dependent on him.
In many modern stories, he is somewhat skeptical of Batman's vigilante methods, but nevertheless believes that Gotham needs him. The two have a mutual respect and tacit friendship. Gordon is the father or adoptive father depending on the continuity of Barbara Gordon, the first modern Batgirl and t.
Mysterio Quentin Beck is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A failed actor but gifted special effects artist, Quentin Beck turned to villainy when his lofty Hollywood aspirations passed him by. His first major act as a supervillain was to frame Spider-Man for a museum robbery with Beck portraying himself as a hero — it didn't end up working in his favor.
Vowing revenge on the webslinger, Mysterio would end up becoming one of Spider-Man's most enduring rogues. The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games. The following is a list of the first known appearances of various superhero fictional characters and teams. A superhero also known as a "super hero" or "super-hero" is a fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest. A female superhero is sometimes called a "superheroine.
For a list of comic book supervillain debuts, see List of comic book supervillain debuts. During this time, modern comic books were first published and rapidly increased in popularity. The superhero archetype was created and many well-known characters were introduced, including Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and Wonder Woman. Superman's popularity helped make comic books a major arm of publishing, which led rival companies to create superheroes of their own to emulate Superman's success.
Cover art by C. The series is a collection of special edition hardback graphic novels, collecting significant DC Comics superhero story-arcs as well as bonus origin stories for the characters within. The collection started in countries like Germany, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Spain but with a different order and contents. A small local test run was also run in select parts of the UK, similar to what happens with most partworks. In May Eaglemoss announced the collection had been further extended to issue Eaglemoss no longer offers subscriptions to this collection.
Quality Comics was a comic book company from the Golden Age of Comic Books that sold many anthology comic books that starred superheroes, many of which were adopted by DC Comics when they purchased Quality Comics, and others were not, entering the public domain. Jacob was in prison, but wanted to see his wife give birth, so Daniel agreed to become a prisoner while Jacob was with his wife.
However, Jacob is killed in a car crash on the way to the hospital, so Daniel was stuck in jail. Daniel was able to tunnel himself free, but instead of escaping, he decided to return to his cell. Each night he uses his tunnel to go outside and fight crime, then returns before the morning. Dyce adopts the name , a reference to his prisoner number. Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
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The company began in as MLJ Comics, which primarily published superhero comics. The initial Archie characters were created in by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana, in collaboration with writer Vic Bloom. Starting with issue , the title was shortened to simply Archie.
The flagship series was relaunched from issue 1 in July with a new look and design. He has seen the Crime Lab division decline over the years from the best the Mid West had to offer, to a department mired in wrongful convictions and budget cuts.
Frye became the legal guardian to Barry Allen after his mother was killed and his father was put in prison. Barry Allen While still a senior at college, Barry helped the authorities apprehend a bank robber, and he was offered a job as a police scientist for the Central City Police Department Scientific Detection Bureau. One night during an electrical storm at the Crime Lab, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break. All of a sudden, a bolt of l. His powers are elasticity and the ability to be two-dimensional, which means he has a square-shaped body with virtually no curvature to his joints.
Therefore, his body has no depth to it, and he resembles a thin piece of paper. He first appears in Aquaman vol. He was created by Peter David and Jim Calafiore. He first appears in Police Comics, Vol. Margaret Elle "Maggie" Sawyer is a fictional character that appears in stories published by DC Comics, and has been a supporting character in both Superman and Batman comic books.
She also appears in the show Supergirl, but is slightly different from the comics. Publication history Maggie Sawyer first appeared in Superman Vol. Fictional character biography Maggie was introduced in Superman 2nd series in April , as Captain Sawyer of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit, a special branch of the Metropolis police force that handles superpowered menaces when Superman is unavailable. Maggie mostly replaced Inspector Henderson from the previous comics as Superman's main police contact.
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She was added to the Superman canon following the issue maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths and the 6-issue miniseries that rebooted the comics, The Man of Steel. She tries to prove the police force is more efficient than a vigilante in fighting crime, and so becomes a constant thorn. The term adult comics typically denotes comic books, comic magazines, comic strips or graphic novels with content of an erotic, violent, or sophisticated nature, which appeals to adult readers.
They are sometimes restricted to purchase by legal adults, especially erotic comics which include sexually explicit material. Early days Roger Sabin traces the history of adult comics back to the political cartoons published in broadsheets since the 19th century. The artwork ranged from excellent to utterly crude and was sometimes also racist Blacks were caricatured with huge lips and extruding eyes. Their stories were explicit sexual escapades usually featuring well known cartoon characters, political figures, or movie stars without permission.
Sold under the counter in places such as tobacco stores and burlesque houses, millions of tijuana bibles were sold at the heigh. He is the comic relief sidekick to the superhero Plastic Man, and first appeared in Police Comics 13 November Fictional character biography Woozy Winks is a bumbling, inept, overweight and slobbish man who served primarily as a comic relief, much like other golden age sidekicks such as Doiby Dickles. In his first appearance, Woozy is a small-time crook with a unique superpower. We only hold comic books and images that are in the Public Domain. If you suspect that any of our content may be infringing copyright, then please use our contact page to let us know.
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Script: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] signed. Writer revision from John Devlin to? The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip.