Real Name: Danny Dartkin
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Police Detective
Affiliations: Lola Lash (daughter of the police chief, sometimes helped Raven)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Sure-Fire Comics #1 (Ace Periodicals, 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled fighter and detective.
History: Frustrated at criminals who used the law to evade justice, police Detective Sergeant Danny Dartkin adopted a costumed identity, the Raven, to bring those criminals down. As well as ensuring their deaths or arrest, he would steal their ill-gotten gains and then disperse that money to the poor of the city.
Comments: Thanks to Joe Bromhead for information on this character.
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
Raven, another Golden age hero
Raven, THUNDER Agent
The Raven, Australian hero
The Raven, another Australian hero
Charles Raven, escapologist
Ravenhawk, Worldwinz Studios
Ravenshadow of the Specials
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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