Real Name: Ralph Rivers
Identity/Class: Human transformed by surgery
Occupation: Government agent
formerly Private investigator
Affiliations: Southern Squadron
Known Relatives: Unidentified father (surgeon), unidentified mother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Australia
First Appearance: Crimson Comet
Powers/Abilities: He has wings growing from his back, enabling him to fly.
History: After his mother was murdered by a burglar who broke into the family mansion, young Ralph River's surgeon father threw himself into his research. He developed a pair of wings, which he subsequently grafted on to Ralph's back; the boy hid these beneath his clothes, giving him the appearance of a hunchback. In spite of this somewhat weird behaviour and his new attributes, Ralph did well at school, and grew up fit, smart and strong. Once he became an adult, Ralph became a private eye, while secretly fighting crime as the Crimson Comet.
A major hero during the forties and fifties, the elder statesman of the Australian superhero scene eventually retired from active duty, and is now the government liaison to new superhero team, the Southern Squadron.
Comments: Created by John Dixon.
Thanks to Copper for additional info.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Crimson or Comet characters
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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