Target. The Target is Niles Reed, a metallurgist who doubles as a spy for the U.S. Army. Niles’ brother James is killed by gangsters, so the enraged Niles decides to go after them. He designs a special suit for himself, avenges his brother’s death, and then begins helping the military on the homefront. He is partnered with the Targeteers. The Target has no powers, but he wears an “indestructible metallic fiber suit” which renders him bullet- and grenade-proof. He also has spy skills. He appears in stories with titles like “The Case of the Cartoon Crimes”“ and “On the Beam.”
First Appearance: Target Comics #10 (Novelty Press), Nov 1940. 17 appearances, 1940-1947. Created by Dick Wood and Bob Wood.
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