Doll Man

Real Name: Darrell Dane

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Chemist

Affiliations: Golden Age Doll Girl, Elmo (a German Shepherd he uses as a steed)
Silver Age (D.C. version) Freedom Fighters

Enemies: Angle, the Bearded Lady, Black Gondolier, Bollini, Botanist, the Brain, Cateye, the Druid, Dr. Thirteen, Fat Catt, the Flame, Goon Gibett, Hag, Hand of Horror, the Highwayman, the Image, Iron Mask, King of Beasts, the Knife, Madame Diablo, Mad Hypnotist, Magog, Mandragora, Masked Rider, Master Diablo, Mechanical Man, Mind Monster, Minstrel, Mr.Curio, Mr.Skeleton, Murder Marionettes, the Night, Nite-Owl, Peacock, Phantom Swordsman, Pluvius, Queen of Ants, Radioactive Man, Shawunkas the Shaman, Skull, the Sphinx, Sword Fish; Thrawn, Lord of Lightning; Tom Thumb, the Undertaker, Vibro, Vulture

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: Feature Comics #27 (Quality, December 1939)

Powers/Abilities: Able to shrink down to doll size at will while retaining his full strength.

History: Chemist Darrell Dane invented a liquid which could allow a man to shrink down to six inches in height. When his girlfriend Martha Roberts was threatened by gangsters, Darrell took the formula and defeated the criminals as Doll Man. He continued to fight crime as a diminutive vigilante, with Martha eventually joining him as Doll Girl.

Comments: Created by Will Eisner and Lou Fine.

Doll Man ran in Feature Comics #27 through #139 (1939 to 1950). He also gained his own title, which ran for 47 issues between 1941 to 1943, then 1946 to 1053.

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. Thanks also to Ben Samuels whose site provided the image of the character used on the right. Check out his site at

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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