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The Deadly Dozen
Deadly dozen

Team Roster

Benito, the Butcher, the Crusher, Egg-Head, the Giant Killer, Lady Killer, Owl, Satan, Skully, Snake Eyes, Sniffer, the Turk and later Iron Jaw

First Appearance

Daredevil Comics #5 (November 1941)

Original Publisher

Lev Gleason

Created by

Charles Biro

Origin

The Deadly Dozen was a team of 12 of the most deadly assassins in the United States. The members of the group included Benito, the Butcher, the Crusher, Egg-Head, the Giant Killer, Lady Killer, Owl, Satan, Skully, Snake Eyes, Sniffer and the Turk. They usually took direction from Satan and Sniffer. The group was brought together to dispose of the hero Daredevil, but Daredevil managed to defeat each of them. After the group was brought to justice, they were offered a pardon, if they worked for the United States government in the Pacific theater of World War II. The group was honorable enough and patriotic enough to do what was asked of them, but upon returning to the United States, the Deadly Dozen staged a breakout and resumed their criminal activities. The criminal known as Iron Jaw later joined their ranks.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Boy Comics #80-82, 85, 87-89
  • Captain Battle Jr. #1
  • Daredevil Comics #5, 16, 17, 22, 25-28, 31

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