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Avenger, the Space Detective
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Real Name

Roderick Hathway

First Appearance

The Space Detective #1 (July, 1951)

Original Publisher

Avon

Created by

Joe Orlando & Wally Wood

Golden Age Origin

Rod Hathway was a wealthy aristocrat and philanthropist living in the city of Great New York around the year 2255 (300 years in the future). As a hobby, he began solving crimes on Earth, Mars and Venus and soon became one of the most feared crime fighters on all three planets. He took the name "Avenger" to protect his identity. He was assisted by his friend, Dot Kenny, who took the name Teena. His enemies inclued Set Maag and the Gargoyle, among others.

As the Avenger, Rod wore an armored space suit, that allowed him to survive in space. He also carried a ray gun and a variety of high tech gadgets such as an x-ray vision gun. He was a good fighter and an excellent detective.

Golden Age Appearances

The Space Detective #1-4

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