Judomaster

Real Name: Hadley "Rip" Jagger

Identity/Class: Normal human, skilled in the martial arts

Occupation: Sergeant, US Army, retired

Affiliations: Tiger (sidekick)

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Base of Operations: (during WWII) Pacific Theatre of Operations; (now) worldwide

First Appearance: Special War Series #4 (Charlton Comics, November 1965)

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Comments: Created by Joe Gill and Frank McLaughlin

One of a number of Charlton heroes who was briefly revived as part of the DC Universe, after that company bought the rights to the Charlton characters. Gabriel informs me that "Judomaster was also used by DC in their All Star Squadron I believe. Seeing as how he wasnt endowed with superpowers, he was able to enter Europe and Japan whereas superpowerered heroes were overwhelmed by an individual who was able to cancel out their powers." Thanks for this info.

Nathan Genovese mentions that subsequent to this, DC established that Judomaser moved into the Tibetan city Nanda Parbat where no one aged. After Tiger turned evil though and became known as Avatar, Judomaster returned and teamed up with other Charlton heroes to form a short lived team known as L.A.W. in order to stop him.


Tiger

Real Name: ? Tanaka

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Aliases: Avatar

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Comments: After DC comics bought the rights to this character, they turned him into a villain who called himself Avatar. Thanks to Nathan Genovese for this information.


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