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

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