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Charles "Doiby" Dickles was the comic sidekick to the golden age Green Lantern Alan Scott. He was a short overweight man with a brown bowler hat and a strong Brooklyn accent. As with many golden age sidekicks he existed mainly to add humor to the story, and has much in common with Woozy Winks. He had no powers of his own, but was aided in his adventures by his semi-sentient taxi-cab called Gurtrude (or, as he pronounced it, "Goitrude"). His style of comedy was based on that of Jimmy Durante. In later DC Comics DC continuity, he is an old man, and affiliated with the short lived anti-young-hero organization Old Justice. In one memorable story, he lived on an alien planet as the consort of a beautiful queen. The aliens practically worshipped him for his "wisdom" and based their entire culture on him (right down to the taxis and accents). He has since rejoined the queen, with help from the team Young Justice. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... Woozy Winks is the sidekick to the DC Comics superhero Plastic Man. ... Jimmy Durante (b. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Young Justice is the name of a comic book written by Peter David and published by DC Comics, and the DC Universe superhero team within it, created by Todd DeZago. ...

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Doiby Dickles was the comic sidekick to the golden age Green Lantern Alan Scott.
Alan Scott and Doiby Dickles are driven to their limits by this bizarre threat, but they must prove to themselves that "Fighters Never Quit!" Two escaped prisoners make their way through the thick fog in Slaughter Swamp.
Doiby Dickles proves to be a determined fellow, while Green Lantern shows that he is not lacking in courage, and is willing to enter a fight, even without his power ring!
Silver Age Reviews (1923 words)
In the apartment, Green Lantern is in a deep coma, and Doiby is worried that the "Lantrin" can't come out of his faint.
Tending to the unconscious hero, Doiby overhears the radio report that Grundy and his gang have committed eleven murders, and the cabbie stares at his comatose friend, then decides that it's up to him to finish the job that the "Lantrin" started because they're a team and they never quit!
The police come to take the gang into custody, and Doiby is grateful that Solomon Grundy was stopped, and that they'll never see him again...It is now an early Sunday morning, after Saturday night's battle, and the week is over...
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