Friday, January 25, 2013
The Masked Avenger
Alter Ego: Leroy
Marital Status: Engaged
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Middletown, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Detective Comics #266 (April, 1959)
Height: Approx. 5'9"
A young man of Middletown named Leroy couldn't get his best girl Mabel to agree to marriage, so he decided that he needed to extort her affection while proving himself as a costumed vigilante. When some hoods heisted a local circus, "the Masked Avenger" made his debut in an attempt to stop them, but instead placed himself in peril. However, police detective John Jones happened to be on the scene, and used his Martian powers to invisibly save the day. However, J'onzz's actions also made the Masked Avenger appear heroic, and emboldened the lad, even as John Jones chastised him in human form. Twice over, the same scenario played out, until Mabel finally agreed to marriage to stop the madness.
Powers & Weapons:
Aside from a skintight leotard and limited athletic ability, the Masked Avenger possessed few crimefighting tools. His wrist-radio allowed him to intercept police calls. He also had a special air-filled swimming suit that failed to buoy Leroy for very long, but did absorb the impact of bullets once the suit became waterlogged. Leroy cannot swim.
Quote: "Stop, thieves! The Masked Avenger has come!"
Created by Jack Miller & Joe Certa