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The Hunter

Real Name


First Appearance

Pep Comics #31 (September, 1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

Harry Lucey


The Hunter was a large German man who worked as a Nazi operative during World War II, and was called in specifically to track down heroes, such as The Hangman. He was described as an experienced sleuth and appeared to be a skilled big game hunter. He was indeed fairly clever. He was also strong enough to throw men around with ease, and was more than a match in physical combat with The Hangman. He would have killed the Hangman several times, if not for outside intervention.

In addition to his great strength, The Hunter carried a variety of weapons, including a short sword and a bow (with a quiver of arrows strapped to his back). He had two vicious tracking hounds named Bruno and Thor. He was also very skilled in setting up traps. However, the Hunter eventually fell into a trap set up by the hangman which resulted in his hanging. He appeared to be killed.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Pep Comics #31 (first appearance), 33 (cover only)
  • Hangman Comics #4

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