Real Name: Jules Bergen

Identity/Class: Human (Old West, late 19th Century), owlhoot

Occupation: Criminal; former ventriloquist

Group Membership: Chain Gang ("Bull" Barton, Scorpion), Circus of Crime (Bennington Brown, Fat Man, Iron Mask),
Iron Mask's band of Old West "super-villains"

Affiliations: Hurricane, Living Totem, Rattler, Red Raven;
Invisible Gunman (fake ally)

Enemies: Kid Colt, Phantom Rider (Lincoln Slade), Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Invisible Gunman

Base of Operations: River Bend; State Prison; outside Tombstone, Arizona--all in the late 19th Century American Midwest

First Appearance: Kid Colt, Outlaw#116 (May, 1964)



Powers: None. Dr. Danger is skilled at throwing his voice, is experienced with the use of magnets (you know, those really powerful magnets that you can only find in comic books), and is highly agile and dexterous.
Dr. Danger made it appear as if he had a partner, the Invisible Gunman, who was made of only of a hat (with a piece of metal in it) and a gun. He controlled the hat and gun with his magnet, threw his voice to make it seem as if the Gunman was speaking, and then shot threw his own cloak with a concealed gun.


History: (Kid Colt#116)-Dr. Danger and the Invisible Gunman terrorized River Bend. Even Kid Colt was "outdrawn" by the Gunman, since he couldn't see his hands reaching for the weapon. Colt was shot in the shoulder, but managed to get away. Colt found a newspaper article about a ventriloquist who had recently been released from prison--who answered to Danger's description. Colt then exposed the big phony and sent him off to the big house.



(KidC#118)-After his arrest, Dr. Danger was sent to State Prison and put in a chain gang, alongside the Scorpion and "Bull" Barton. Kid Colt was duped into allowing himself to be arrested, and was sent to State Prison as well. His three old enemies ambushed him, and when the guards came to investigate, Danger tripped one of them with his ball and chain, stole his gun, and freed himself and his allies. The Chain Gang crossed the border and went to a bar, where they encountered and robbed the bounty hunter who had previously tricked Colt. Kid Colt got free as well, tracked them down, and rounded them back up...and back to the pokey.

(KidC#127)-Dr. Danger joined forces with Bennington Brown, the Fat Man, and Iron Mask, as a Circus of Crime. They initially defeated Kid Colt and sent him to prison (since he was a wanted outlaw), but Colt broke free and brought them all in. He used the Fat Man's own boomerang to knock Danger's magnet out of his hand, and then popped him one, right in the glass jaw.



(West Coast Avengers II#18)-Working alongside the Fat Man, Hurricane, Iron Mask, Rattler, and Red Raven, they formed a veritable army of criminals based on the legends of the assault of Castle Kang. The West Coast Avengers had been sent back to this era by the actions of Dominus, and they joined forces with the western heroes of that time. Dr. Danger used his magnet to pull Hawkeye's arrows out of the air, but Hawkeye tricked him by allowing him to do so with a blast arrow, which knocked him out.



Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee and Jack Keller.




Thanks to Brandon Nash for pointing out Doctor Dangers's real name from Fat Man's profile in Avengers: Roll Call (2012).





Iron Mask's Circus of Crime is obviously distinct from:

The Chain Gang of the Old West has no known connection to:

Scorpion, Sam Scorpio, @ Kid Colt#115, has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
(Dr. Danger main image)
(Invisible Gunman)
(Dr. Danger head shot)
West Coast Avengers II#18, p15, pan7 (Dr. Danger VS Hawkeye)

Kid Colt, Outlaw#116 (May, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Keller (artist)
Kid Colt, Outlaw#118 (September, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Keller (aritst)
Kid Colt, Outlaw#127 (March, 1966) - Steve Skeates & Roy Thomas (writers), Jack Keller (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#18 (March, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 09/03/16

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