The Monster (DC) (01 - Golden Age)
Real Name: Jason L. Rogers
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When possessed by "The Monster," Rogers has superhuman strength and endurance, and is a brilliant criminal strategist. He has a ray-gun that can sap a victim's life-force.
The Monster has no physical body; he has to use Rogers as his host.
The Monster was born a mutant, having a mind but no physical body; his brother, Jason L. Rogers, was born a normal human being, and The Monster became insanely jealous of him. Discovering that he could take over Jason's body (altering his face in the process), The Monster started wrecking Jason's life; stealing his life savings, smashing his house, et cetera. When Jason (who had no knowledge of his double life) discovered that The Monster was planning a city-wide crime spree, he called the Justice Society of America to stop it. They thwarted the villain's crimes, and when The Monster tried to destroy them with his ray-gun, he accidentally shot himself with it. The dying Jason finally learned the truth about himself, and was content with knowing that his death meant that of The Monster.
That wasn't quite the end for him, however; the time-traveling conqueror Per Degaton plucked The Monster from his home time of 1944 and sent him back to 1941 to kill members of the JSA. He was quickly defeated, so Degaton sent him back to his own time.
First Appearance: All-Star Comics (1940) #20
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All-Star Comics (1940)
#20 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'The Movie That Changed A Man's Life'
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
#1 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'I Accuse'#2
- 'Trial By Congress'#3
- 'Hostile Witness'
- 'Secret of Genesis'
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