The Avenger

    Character » The Avenger appears in 54 issues.

    Wealthy scientist Roger Wright became the superhero known as The Avenger for one reason: To avenge the death of his brother, who was tortured and killed by Soviet agents. The Avenger is one of the few Silver Age comic book superheroes who fell into public domain.

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    The Avenger last edited by KillerZ on 10/03/22 11:21AM View full history


    Magazine Enterprises


    Roger Wright had designed The Starjet, a revolutionary aircraft, for the U.S. military. Soviet agents kidnapped his brother, an American colonel, in Berlin, in an attempt to extort the vehicle's plans from him. Instead, inspired by a famous masked hero of the early west, he hopped into The Starjet (a sort of hybrid between the Republic Thunderscreech and the Convair XFY Pogo), and attempted to rescue the hapless hostage — but quickly found it was too late.

    Declaring to the perpetrator of the deed that "No man can be complacent while such as you are bent on enslaving all Mankind", he swore to prevent future oppression as...The Avenger."

    AC Comics


    The Avenger, listening to Dr. Weir
    The Avenger, listening to Dr. Weir

    In Americomics, we learn he was among the heroes who have been asleep for many years, with the complicity of Dr. Weir - Purple Claw. Coming back from a dangerous mission to prevent Russia to hand over an American atomic bomb stranded on a deserted island, he was hit by the radioactivity of the bomb when it exploded. He was then diagnosed with cancer, he had perhaps one month to live. Dr. Weir offered him to "sleep" in this state, hoping that when he awoke, several years later, there is a way to cure cancer. He was finally woken up 30 years later, along with some other heroes (Green Lama, Captain Flash, Jet-Girl and Catman) from Dr. Weir's Vault of Heroes program to face a significant threat The Black Shroud. Unfortunately, he finds that there is still no cure against cancer.

    But there was still a good news for him. In trying to bring back Jet Girl to Dr. Weir, he made the acquaintance of Femforce. He later learn that his sister, Nightveil, is part of this team, to his surprise.

    The Avenger later joins The Sentinels of Justice as a new generation superhero team.


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