Major Story Arcs
The Fawcett Years
Pinky became the ward of local district attorney Brian Butler. He learned Butler was also the costume hero Mr. Scarlet. Butler’s success as a vigilante crime fighter left his civilian job in jeopardy. He would resort to finding various odd jobs as a supplement for his needed income. As Butler’s adopted son, Pinky would become his junior partner (sidekick) and given the nickname The Wiz Kid.
DC: Saved from Obscurity
In the Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC universe, Mr. Scarlet and Pinky, the Wiz Kid were from Earth-S along with the Marvel Family and the rest of the Fawcett heroes. At one point they were both members of Captain Marvel's Squadron of Justice (along with Bulletman, Bulletgirl, Spy Smasher, Ibis, the Invincible). The Squadron would meet and team-up with the Justice League of America (Earth-1) and the Justice Society of America (Earth-2) in what was called a “Crisis on Multiple Earths”. The three teams fought King Kull and villains from all three Earths.
Post-Crisis: The Mantle Passes
Mr. Scarlet and Pinky’s were heroes of the 1940s and based in Fawcett City . They were among a small group of heroes called upon by the wizard Shazam to aid in his fight against his daughter Blaze and the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man. Blaze was defeated and Shazam contained the Seven within ridiculous containment shells.
Due to Ibis, the Invincible’s spell over to slow the advance of time, Butler and Pinky were able to live longer than normal lives. However, age eventually caught up with Brian Butler and he passed away. Pinky would take up the mantle and become the new Mr. Scarlet.
Powers & Abilities
Skills and Abilities
Pinky was an athletically fit youth (later Olympic level) and a skilled acrobat. He also possessed keen investigative skills that he learned from his adopted father.
Pinky carried a utility belt (much like Robin’s) that carried many of is crime fighting arsenal.