Paul Kirk

    Character » Paul Kirk appears in 16 issues.

    Paul Kirk, Manhunter, was a criminal investigator who assisted the police. He had his own series in Adventure Comics until he was replaced by a different character also called Paul Kirk, Manhunter. There was no connection between the two characters.

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    Paul Kirk last edited by Thor_Ul on 03/18/23 11:21AM View full history


    This page is for the DC's 1st Manhunter, Paul Kirk, the second one to use the title.


    The first Paul Kirk had a series called Paul Kirk, Manhunter, published in Adventure Comics #58-72. He was a criminal investigator who assisted the police without the use of a costumed identity and had no connection to future costumed heroes who used the alias of Manhunter. The decision was made though to create a costumed hero named Manhunter beginning with Adventure Comics #73. This first Paul Kirk never has reappered beyond his golden age appearances.

    This debut, written and penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Joe Simon, revealed the masked Manhunter to be Rick Nelson but the costumed Manhunter's true identity was later changed to Paul Kirk in Adventure Comics #74 for unknown reasons.


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