Real Name: Vince Harley
Identity/Class: Human mutate (?)
Occupation: Crime writer for Dark Detective Magazine
Affiliations: his bees, Diane Carter
Enemies: Professor Topaz
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Yellowjacket Comics #1 (E. Levy Publishing/ Frank Communale, September 1944)
Powers/Abilities: Able to control bees. Immune to bee stings.
History: While researching a book, crime writer Vince Harley falls foul of jewel robbers, who attempt to kill him by emptying a carton of yellowjackets on him. However he discovers that he is immune to bee stings, and somehow gains the power to control them. Designing a costume, he uses this new found ability to get revenge on the robbers, and goes on to fight other crimes as Yellowjacket.
Comments: Picture of Yellowjacket courtesy of Steve Rogers' Golden Years Comic Book Library.
Yellowjacket appeared in Yellowjacket Comics #1-10, TNT Comics #1 and Jack In The Box Comics #11.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Yellowjacket, either Hank Pym or Rita DeMara, Marvel Comics characters
Yellow Jacket, Shooting Star Comics Pulp-style hero
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