Public Domain Super Heroes


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Real Name

Dave Clark

First Appearance

Smash Comics #18 (1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Jack Cole

Golden Age Origin

Dave Clark was a radio announcer at UMAX but he decided to become a nocturnal crimefighter, Midnight. His identity was based on a radio character who he voiced at the station when the actor was ill. His assistants included Gabby, a talking monkey, and Doc Wackey, reformed criminal/mad scientist. Later he was aided by Sniffer Snoop, an inept private detective.

Midnight had no superpowers, but he was a skilled boxer. He carried several weapons and gadgets including a gun loaded with sleep-darts and a two-way wrist radio. He also carried a vacuum gun which fired a suction cup attached to a line of strong silk.

His enemies included Big-Hearted Bosco, Carleton Construction Company, Chango, Circe, Cyanide Cindy, Cyclops Celon, Laughing Killer, Men from Mars, Robustia, and the Squid.

Midnight was one of the Quality Comics characters Jester mentioned while fighting a villain and explaining where he got his fighting moves from.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Smash Comics #18-85


  • Midnight was created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in order to replace Will Eisner's the Spirit while Eisner fought in World War II.
  • While the golden age version of Midnight is public domain, all subsquent versiosn used by DC comics are NOT. DC Comics used the character briefly in the mid-1980s in All-Star Squadron #31-All-Star Squadron #32.

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