Real Name: Unknown
Affiliations: Golden Age Black
Condor, Neon the Unknown,
the Ray, Red Bee,
the Spider, Uncle
Sam, Hoo Mee
Silver Age (D.C. version) Freedom Fighters, Flash (Wally West), Impulse
Enemies: Baron Hoff, Birdman, Black Cats, Bumpy John, Crocodile Man, Dr. Von Lohfer, the Hawk, Human Fly, Speed Demons, the Wasp, Witch Doctor, Wizard Ward
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Silver Age Max Mercury
Base of Operations: Secret laboratory, location unknown
First Appearance: National Comics #5 (Quality Comics, November 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman speed
History: "Swift as the night wind, silent as the shadow of the hawk, ruthless as the killer shark against the cruel minions of crime .That's Quicksilver, former acrobat turned crimefighter!"
Comments: Quicksilver was never given an origin or secret identity while enjoying his Quality Comics run from National Comics #5 to #73. He had a "faithful young Chinese friend" Hoo Mee, who assisted him from time to time, providing "comic relief" for the strip - naturally, this being the 1940s, Hoo Mee was an embarrassing racial stereotype, being buck-toothed, clumsy and dimwitted, speaking broken English and being unable to pronounce the letter r.
When he was introduced under the new name Max Mercury (to avoid trademark issues with Marvel's more recent speedster also called Quicksilver) into the D.C. universe he became part of the supporting cast for the Flash, and then the mentor of teen speedster Impulse.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Quicksilver, British Western superhero
Quicksilver, Marvel's mutant speedster
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