Masked Leader

Real Name

Von Hoogstraten

First Appearance

Catman #23 (1944)

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Golden Age Origin

The Little Leaders (Kitten and Mickey Matthews) in their civilian identities investigate the claims of innocence of a lighthouse keeper imprisoned for signaling enemy subs. They find a Coast Guard man held prisoner at the lighthouse by a gang and their un-named masked leader. Overcoming the group, they find out the leader is really Von Hoogstraten, well known sea-raider of WWI, now a spy for Nazi in the guise of the local bait man who would lure the lighthouse keeper out fishing so that his gang could use the lighthouse.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Cat-Man #23-24