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Black Orchid (Harvey)

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Black Orchid
The Black Orchid

Real Name

Judy Allen

First Appearance

All New Short Story Comics #2 (1943)

Original Publisher


Created by

George Tuska

Golden Age Origin

Judy Allen was the partner of Rocky Ford, a private investigator. Unbeknownst to Ford, Allen was secretly a non-powered hero known as Black Orchid. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Allen, Ford was secretly a costumed hero known as Scarlet Nemesis. The two remained oblivious to each others' costumed alter egos.

Their only appearance establishes that, as Scarlet Nemesis and Black Orchid, they teamed up several times before. During the first meeting, they agreed not to investigate each others' secret identities. Ironically, the end of the story indicates that Allen would like to share his secret with Ford but can't bring herself to do it.



The Black Orchid is not to be confused with Tops Comics character of the same name.

Golden Age Appearance

All New Short Story Comics #2

See Also


Hero Goggles

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