Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Cave Carson Has an Inter...
  2. Batman Annual (1960)
  3. Batman Monthly (1993)
  4. Lucy Dreaming (2018)
  5. Iron Man Hong Kong Heroe...
  6. Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidde...
  7. Reuse@ (2016)
  8. Weapon H (2018)
  9. Reuse@ (2014)
  10. New Scientist (1956)
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Tim Laddie
  2. Gang-Hyuk Lim
  3. Justice Wong
  4. Sumit Paul-Choudhury
  5. Jean Baptiste Vendamme
  6. Art Gibson
  7. Jee Hyung
  8. Philip Branesky
  9. Nicolo Assirelli
  10. David Moreno
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Maxwell, Joseph
  2. Martha (Resident Alien)
  3. Alice (Resident Alien)
  4. Renee (Resident Alien)
  5. Zoe (Resident Alien)
  6. Flophead, Feebo
  7. Twelvetrees, Dan
  8. Walters, Barbara
  9. Poklemba, Mr.
  10. Usuthu, Shaka
   View All

Wing (DC)
Real Name: Wing How
Search for 'Wing (DC)' on Amazon

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.

(The problem with this theory is that Alfred was not introduced until Batman #16/Detective Comics #75.)


First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #20

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Binky's Buddies (1969)
Crimson Avenger (1988)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Comics Colección Novelas Gráficas (2016)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
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)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
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)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote

< Previous Character | Next Character >

Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character


© 2005-2018 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy - DMCA Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design