Real Name: Dr.James Bradley
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Mary Strong (fiancee)
Enemies: Abbu ben Alla, Bumps Burke, Dr. Conn, Clive Howard, Dr. Ogden, Dr. Riek, the Surgeon, Blackie West, X2
Known Relatives: None.
Aliases: Dr.Death (see comments)
Base of Operations: Mercy Hospital, New York
First Appearance: Lightning Comics Vol.1 #6 (Ace Periodicals, April 1941)
Powers/Abilities: A good fighter, his medical knowledge meant he knew where the body's weak points were, and he was highly skilled with a scalpel. He sometimes employed a truth serum, which he would inject with a hypodermic needle. As well as being an excellent physician, he was also a skilled detective.
History: James Bradley was a doctor working out of Mercy Hospital in New York. Each day he treated the victims of crime, and after a while he decided to do something about it. He disguised himself with a surgical mask and armed himself with a hypodermic gun, then went out to battle the criminals as Dr.Nemesis.
(Lightning Comics vol.1 #6, vol.2 #1-6, vol.3 #1; Super Mystery vol.3 #3,4,6, vol.4 #1) No synopses.
Comments: Image used on lower right hand side of this page courtesy of Darrin Wiltshire's Micro Heroes site, used with permission.
Dr. Nemesis turned up in Marvel's 1990's Invaders mini-series, as the leader of the villainous Battle-Axis, using the name Dr. Death, and returned again, back to being the (more or less) heroic Dr. Nemesis in Uncanny X-Men in 2008.
Thanks to Joe Bromhead for providing additional information about this character. Thanks to Melissa Marenfeld for providing information about his powers.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Dr Nemesis, Doctor Who villain
any other Doctors
Nemesis, Canadian Golden Age hero
Nemesis, ACG hero
Nemesis, foe of Alpha Flight
Nemesis 2000, Mexican heroes
Nemesis the Warlock, alien resistance fighter
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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