Real Name: ? Tremayne
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Jane Bryant, Dr. Jules Bryant
Enemies: Mayzak tribe, Quintinella (arch criminal, killer and Nazi tyrant)
Known Relatives: Simon Tremayne (father, deceased), unidentified mother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Active worldwide
First Appearance: The Panther (1957)
Powers/Abilities: Very agile and strong, though not superhumanly so. Excellent hand-to-hand fighter
History: After his parents were murdered by Mayzak warriors while visiting the Belgian Congo, their young son grew up in the wild. Adopted by a panthers, he grew up a skilled hunter; reaching adulthood he became the chieftain of the Keeawa tribe and later other nearby tribes, and took to wearing a dark suit of panther skins (there's gratitude for you, after they spared his life and raised him!) to make him harder to spot while hunting. Eventually he was found by American anthropologist Dr. Jules Bryant, who figured out who the Panther's father was.
As time passed the Panther began to travel further afield, going from Africa to Australia, America, around Europe, into the Amazon and the Andes of South America - in fact virtually the world over. His sense of justice soon caused him to start hunting criminals of all persuasions.
Comments: Created by Paul Wheelahan.
Thanks to Dennis Ray for invaluable additional information.
From OzComics, reproduced with permission: "A recent surprise hit has been the reprinting of a Phantom-inspired series from the 1950s, The Panther, which has been distributed primarily by Australian Newsagents. This outlet was a popular avenue for comics in the past 20 years, but the new Panther series has been the first ongoing series that have managed to succeed in a time where vmusic and video games magazines have shrunk the comics section in a big way over the last 5 years."
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Panther, one of the GeneDogs
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to Australian Superheroes Main Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.