(From "Target Comics" volume 2, number 3, 1941.)
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The Secret Lair
Wait…. His name is The Target? What is his super power?
Well, there’s the aforementioned reservoir tip. That’s always handy, if not particularly “super”.
Actually he’s a sort of Batman type, regular rich guy with cool gadgets, notably a bullet-proof mesh he wears for protection. Which he had enough of to make a vest out of but not enough for his head or arms or legs. Because who needs limbs?
I read somewhere that he also has team called ‘the Targeteers’. And they all have targets on their chests, too. Gotta love the Golden Age style of team names and costuming.
Yes, he has two orphaned young adult sidekicks he adopted and made into “Targeteers”. They each have a different primary color for their costume but the same basic design with the helmet and the target on the chest.
You’re pretty much setting yourself up as a shooting dummy when you name yourselves “Target and the Targeteers” and put bulls-eyes on your chest. Not a lot of wiggle room there, you know?
Also, “The Chameleon” dressed up as The Target for a couple of issues and helped them out but didn’t tell them who he was till he got shot. The Golden Age was awesome.
Not metaphysical, metaPHORICAL. The rope represents his hopes and dreams.
Well, good thing I planted this tree indoors for some reason. I hope some idiot in a weird costume doesn’t slam into it…
Well if where you wanted to go was into the side of a building then your right on track!
Tar-get rich vigilante
Optimistic is he
ah – ih -ah-ihahihahhhh
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@Jeff – don’t the two sort of cancel each other out? I mean, if he can’t armor his arms or legs, then doesn’t it make sense to draw a bullseye on the only part of himself he can armor? I seem to recall one version of the Batman using that explanation for the bright yellow logo…
Also from the Batman School of Crimefighting: Dress your teenage sidekicks in bright, attention-getting colors in order to make them human targets.