#711

Real Name: Daniel Dyce

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Convict;
formerly District Attorney

Affiliations: Jacob Horn (deceased)

Enemies: Oscar Jones, the Brick Bat

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Jacob Horn

Base of Operations: Westmoor Prison

First Appearance: Police Comics #1 (Quality Comics, August 1941)

Powers/Abilities: Good fighter.

History: Daniel Dyce was a kind hearted District Attorney, who bore an uncanny resemblance to his friend Jacob Horn. Horn was in custody awaiting trial, but desperately wanted to see his wife give birth, so Dan agreed to swap places with him temporarily. However Jacob was killed on the way to the hospital, struck by a car, while Dan, in his place, was convicted and sentenced to life in Westmoor Prison as prisoner #711. Unable to prove his true identity, Dan tunnelled his way out, but (bizarrely) chose to return to his cell instead of his old life, escaping each night to fight crime and leaving calling cards so his foes would know he was after them. After several months of living like this, he was killed by mobster Oscar Jones during a gun battle with the police. The hero Destiny sensed the crime, and made his crimefighting debut at the scene of 711's demise.

Comments: Created by George Brenner.

711 died in Police Comics #15 (January 1943).

CLARIFICATIONS: None.

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