Marko the Miracle Man
Real Name: Unknown - presumably Marko something or something Marko
Identity/Class: Normal human, used high technology
Occupation: Master criminal
Affiliations: None known
Enemies: Dixon Hawke
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Dixon Hawke Library #116 (10 December 1923)
Powers/Abilities: Exceptionally strong, he had also invented a belt that allowed him to generate "anti-gravity" and levitate, and created "x-ray spectacles."
History: The most memorable enemy of Dixon Hawke, Marko was a "rather amazing type of criminal," a scientist/inventor/adventurer who had turned to crime with great enthusiasm. He'd invented a belt that allowed him to generate "anti-gravity" and levitate, and created "x-ray spectacles." Between those, his zeal and bloodthirst, and his experience running a gang, he was almost a match for Hawke, nearly assassinating him on a number of occasions, as well as almost killing him closer in several times over, whether with knife, harpoon, garrote, or his bare hands. In his solo stories Marko carries out a long string of crimes, none of which are particularly forgivable, and in general has a long and successful career as a bad guy. He died in 1947 while fleeing from Hawke, as he leapt off the side of a tall building only for his anti-gravity device to malfunction; Marko plummeted to his death.
Comments: Marko was created by Edwy Searles Brooks, the creator of Dixon Hawke. Created in 1923 he continued to plague Hawke and other law enforcers for fourteen years.
He is probably a rewritten version of Brooks' Waldo the Wonder Man, and in turn was rewritten as Norman Conquest.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Miracle Man, a foe of the Fantastic Four
Miracle Man, a.k.a. Superhombre
The Miracle Man, Archie Comics
Miracleman, a.k.a. Marvelman
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