Manhunter (01 - Dan Richards)
Real Name: Donald Richards
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Dan Richards was a below-average candidate at the Police Academy. He graduated by the skin of his teeth. However, when his girlfriend's brother, Jim, was framed for a murder he didn't commit, Richards assumed the identity of Manhunter to track down the killer. He continued wearing the costume long after that case was closed.
This character has rarely appeared in DC proper, and only in the late 20th/early 21st century, to date. The original Manhunter made his home at Quality Comics until 1950, after which DC bought the character, and promptly put one of their pre-existing characters, Paul Kirk, in the role.
Richards' dog, Thor, has appeared more often in DC titles than he has.
First Appearance: Police Comics (1941) #8
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All-Star Squadron (1981)
#31 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#32
- 'Crisis on Earth-X! The Prequel'#50
- 'Crisis Point!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'
Infinity Inc. (1984)
#46 Jack Cole and Plastic Man (2001)
- 'Out Back and Back in Beverly Hills'#51
- 'A Death in the Family'
TPB Manhunter (2004)
- 'Jack Cole and Plastic Man'
TPB vol. 02 Millennium (1988)
- 'Trial By Fire'#7
- 'Witness for the Prosecution'#8
- 'Trial by Fire Part 3: Bad Influence'#13
- 'Manhunted, Part 4: Skin Deep'
Police Comics (1941)
Secret Origins (1986)
#22 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Starring The Manhunters'
HC Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#14 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Luthor I to Masters of Disaster'
#1 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'#5
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
#4 World's Best Comics: Golden Age Sampler (2003)
- 'Ultra-Humanite to Zuggernaut, plus Abby Cable to Waid Eiling'
Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'A Gathering Of Heroes!'#8
- 'Manhunters of the World, Unite...'#9
- '...You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Souls!'#20
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