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Wing (DC)
Real Name: Wing How
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No special powers.

The Chinese valet who serves as the Crimson Avenger (I). He's a significant Asian character of the era, because of the way he's portrayed as unambiguously on the side of the hero, and remarkably free of stereotype.

Editorial supposition:
Given the proximity of the introduction of Batman in the same title, comparisons between the Crimson Avenger and the Batman are probably fair. Wing seems a fairly obvious inspiration, dramatically, for both Alfred and Robin. Because he was introduced just 7 issues prior to Batman and Alfred, it's almost certain he had some kind of effect on the way in which the Bat-family developed. It seems logical to extrapolate that Finger and Kane liked the dynamic they saw between Travis and Wing, but knew they couldn't just copy it outright. Thus, the relationship between hero and sidekick were made more complicated, but were essentially the same as that between Wing and Crimson. Alfred became the sidekick of the secret identity persona, where Robin would be belatedly introduced as the sidekick of the hero persona.


First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #20

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Issue Appearances:
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Arion, Lord of Atlantis (1982)
Binky's Buddies (1969)
Crimson Avenger (1988)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Detective Comics (1937)
Golden Age Secret Files (2001)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
Infinity Inc. (1984)
JLA: Year One (1998)
JSA (1999)
Justice League of America (1960)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Leading Comics (1941)
Overstreet Comic Book Monthly (1993)
Secret Origins (1986)
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Young All-Stars (1987)

Group Affiliation(s):
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Seven Soldiers of Victory (01 - Golden Age)

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