Manhattan, Van. Van Manhattan is the leader of the United Nation’s Crime Patrol. His arch-enemies are four Mad Scientists: Ventor, a would-be world-conqueror; Cleave, who organizes men to fight against UN; Mark Boomer, a super-explosive expert; and Stanic, an electricity expert. In the fight against these four Manhattan is assisted by the Brooklynite Joey Gowanus and by Manhattan’s Southern secretary, who loves him.
First Appearance: International Comics #1 (EC), Spring 1947. 7 appearances, 1947-1948. Created by Gardner Fox and Howard Purcell.
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