Monday, January 19, 2009

Obscure Character Handbook: Lion Man

Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Scientist, Defender of Magic Mountain
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States
Place of Birth: United States
Marital Status: Presumed Single
Known Relatives: None
Known Confidants: Bubba
Major Enemies: Doctor Blut Sangro
Base of Operations: Magic Mountain, Africa
Place of Employment: United Nations
Group Affiliation: None known
Extent of Education: College
Eyes: Dark
Hair: Black
Intelligence: High
Strength Level: Above average
Skills: Scientist, detective, and skilled combatant.
Superhuman Powers: None known.
Personality: Slightly haughty, sarcastic
First Appearance: All-Negro Comics #1 (June, 1947)
Publisher: All-Negro Comics
Status: Likely Public Domain
Created by: George J. Evans Jr.

"American-born, college educated, Lion Man is a young scientist, sent by the United Nations to watch over the fearsome 'Magic Mountain' of the African Gold Coast. Within its crater lies the world’s largest deposit of uranium - enough to make an atom bomb that could destroy the world. Lion Man’s job is to report on the doings of any treacherous nation that might seek to carry away any of the lethal stuff for the purpose of war."

In his single published adventure, Lion Man was joined by the young orphan Bubba in protecting the uranium from Dr. Blut Sangro and his henchman Brosser. Lion Man's detective skills made him aware of their presence, and equipment in his laboratory helped track them. Lion Man made short work of the pair. Though Bubba killed Brosser with machine gun fire, Dr. Sangro escaped to swear vengeance.

Quote: "That li’l devil will be the death of me!"

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