Real Name: Wing How
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No special powers.
The Chinese valet who serves as the Crimson Avenger (I). He's a significant Asian character of the era, because of the way he's portrayed as unambiguously on the side of the hero, and remarkably free of stereotype.
Given the proximity of the introduction of Batman in the same title, comparisons between the Crimson Avenger and the Batman are probably fair. Wing seems a fairly obvious inspiration, dramatically, for both Alfred and Robin. Because he was introduced just 7 issues prior to Batman and Alfred, it's almost certain he had some kind of effect on the way in which the Bat-family developed. It seems logical to extrapolate that Finger and Kane liked the dynamic they saw between Travis and Wing, but knew they couldn't just copy it outright. Thus, the relationship between hero and sidekick were made more complicated, but were essentially the same as that between Wing and Crimson. Alfred became the sidekick of the secret identity persona, where Robin would be belatedly introduced as the sidekick of the hero persona.
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #20
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Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
#29 America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
- 'A Man Called Doome!'#31
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#56
- 'The Sinister Secret Of The Sixth Sense!'#59
- 'Out Of The Ashes...Mekanique!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'#64
- 'See You In The Funny Papers!'
Arion, Lord of Atlantis (1982)
Binky's Buddies (1969)
Crimson Avenger (1988)
#1 Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
- 'You Go to My Head...'#2
- 'Jeepers Creepers...'#3
- 'Body and Soul'#4
- 'The Masquerade Is Over!'
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Detective Comics (1937)
#20#27 Golden Age Secret Files (2001)
- 'The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'#27 (Digital Edition)
- 'The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'#72
- 'License For Larceny.'#73
- 'The Scarecrow Returns.'#74
- 'Tweedledum And Tweedledee!'#75
- 'Robber Baron'#76
- 'Slay 'Em With Flowers'#77
- 'Crime Clinic'#78
- 'The Bond Wagon'#79
- 'Destiny's Auction'#82
- 'Quarterback of Crime'#83
- 'The Triumph of Cholly the Chimp'
#1 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Golden Age Secret Files & Origins'
Infinity Inc. (1984)
#51 JLA: Year One (1998)
- 'A Death in the Family'
#37 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'Stealing Thunder, Part 5: Crossing Over'
#100 Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
- 'The Unknown Soldier of Victory!'#102
- 'And One of Us Must Die!'
Leading Comics (1941)
#1 Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
- 'Blueprint For Crime'#2
- 'Beware! The Black Star Shines!'#3
- 'The Tyrants Of Time!'#4
- 'The Sense Master!'#5
- 'The Miracles That Money Couldn't Buy!'#6
- 'The Treasure That Time Forgot'#7
- 'Wizard Of Wisstark!'#8
- 'Exiles In Time!'#9
- 'The Chameleon Of Crime!'#10
- 'King Of The Hundred Isles!'#11
- 'The Hard-Luck Hat!'#12
- 'Million Dollar Challenge!'#13
- 'Trophies Of Crime!'#14
- 'The Bandits From The Books'
Secret Origins (1986)
#5 Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999)
- 'Starring The Crimson Avenger'#5 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Starring The Crimson Avenger'#7
- 'Starring Green Lantern & The Sandman'
#0 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'A Chilly Day in Opal'#1
- 'New Kid on the Block'#9
- 'The Final Hour for the 7 Soldiers of Victory'#11
- 'Knight Time'
#20 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Rubberduck to Shining Knight'#25
- 'Unknown Soldier to Witch Boy'
#1 Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'
- 'The Mechanique Paradox'#1
- 'The Coming of the Young All-Stars'#3
- 'A Call To Arms'#9
- '...You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Souls!'#27
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Seven Soldiers of Victory (01 - Golden Age)
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