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Shark is the name of three fictional characters in DC Comics publications. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

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Shark (World War II frogman)

Shark

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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Showcase #3 (July-August 1956)
Created by Robert Kanigher (script)
Russ Heath (art)
In story information
Team affiliations Frogmen

The first Shark is a non-superpowered commando. Along with his other companions named Sardine and Whale, he is part of the World War II-era fighting unit called the Frogmen. His sole appearance is in Showcase #3 (July-August 1956). The story was written by Robert Kanigher, and illustrated by Russ Heath. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Robert Kanigher (June 18, 1915 - May 6, 2002) was a prolific comic book writer whose career spanned five decades. ... Russ Heath is an artist who has worked in the comics industry. ... For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Robert Kanigher (June 18, 1915 - May 6, 2002) was a prolific comic book writer whose career spanned five decades. ... Russ Heath is an artist who has worked in the comics industry. ...


Powers and abilities

Shark is a highly skilled diver. He has no superhuman abilities


Shark (Gunther Hardwicke)

Shark

The Shark (right) with the Terrible Trio, on the cover of Detective Comics #253. Art by Sheldon Moldoff
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics #253 (March 1958)
Created by Dave Wood (script)
Sheldon Moldoff (art)
In story information
Alter ego Gunther Hardwicke
Team affiliations Terrible Trio
Notable aliases Sherman Shackley
Abilities None

The second Shark is the secret identity of criminal Gunther Hardwicke. He is a member of the Terrible Trio, along with Fox and Vulture. He wears a shark mask and uses fish-themed technology to commit crimes. This Shark and the Terrible Trio debuted in Detective Comics #253 (March 1958). They appear again in Detective Comics #321 (November 1963), this time running a smuggling ring. The Shark and his fellow Trio members capture Batman and Robin, and attempt to shoot the Dynamic Duo into space. The crimefighters are rescued by Batwoman, and they capture the Shark and his associates. Sheldon Shelly Moldoff (born April 14, 1920, New York City, New York) is an American comic book artist best known for co-creating such DC Comics characters as Hawkgirl and Poison Ivy, and as one of Bob Kanes primary ghost artists (uncredited collaborators) on the superhero Batman. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Sheldon Shelly Moldoff (born April 14, 1920, New York City, New York) is an American comic book artist best known for co-creating such DC Comics characters as Hawkgirl and Poison Ivy, and as one of Bob Kanes primary ghost artists (uncredited collaborators) on the superhero Batman. ... The Terrible Trio is the name of a group of fictional characters, DC Comics supervillains. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Batwoman (originally referred to as the Bat-Woman) is a fictional character, a female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ...


The Shark and the rest of the Terrible Trio return in the Doctor Mid-Nite three issue mini series (1999). The Trio have moved their operations to Portsmouth from Gotham City. As industrial leaders Fisk, Shackley, and Volper, the Trio head the investment firm Praeda Industries (Praeda meaning "spoils" or "booty", and sharing a root with the word "predator"). Their activities partially blinded Dr. Pieter Cross, causing him to take up the identity of Doctor Mid-Nite. Mid-Nite foils their plans for the city and captures the Trio. Doctor Mid-Nite is a DC Comics superhero. ...


The Shark's most recent appearance is in Detective Comics #832 (May 2007), where he is once again referred to as Sherman Shackley. The Shark has suffered a psychotic episode, and tries to disassociate himself from his criminal past. He fakes his own death, then attempts to kill the other members of the Terrible Trio. The Batman manages to subdue the Shark and sends him to Arkham Asylum. There, he is confronted by the other members of the Terrible Trio and Great White Shark, who inform him he can no longer be called the Shark.
Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... The Great White Shark, formally Warren White, is a fictional comic book character owned by DC Comics who exists in that companys DC Universe. ...


Shark (Karshon)

Shark

The Shark
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern Vol. 2 #24 (October 1963)
Created by John Broome (script)
Gil Kane (art)
In story information
Team affiliations Weaponers of Qward
Guy Gardner
Secret Society of Super Villains
Notable aliases T.S. Shark
Karshon
Abilities Telepathy, telekinesis, energy bolts, ability to cause fear in others

The third Shark debuted in Green Lantern #24 (October 1963). He is a tiger shark that rapidly mutated after exposure to nuclear waste. The rapid evolutionary growth gives him high intelligence, a humanoid appearance, and telepathic powers, but leaves him with his bloodthirsty shark instincts. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... John Broome (1738 - 1810) was a New York political figure. ... Showcase #22 (Oct. ... Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ... Guy Gardner can refer to: Guy Gardner (astronaut) Guy Gardner (comics), a fictional character Category: ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... For other uses, see Tiger shark (disambiguation). ... Political Punk band from Victorville, Ca WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NUCLEARWASTEX ...


Shark's killer instincts drive him to seek out prey that he can terrify. He eventually seeks out Green Lantern when he learns that the hero is without fear. Even though he uses his telepathy to discover Green Lantern's vulnerability to yellow, the Shark is unable to overcome the Green Lantern's will power. Green Lantern uses his ring to devolve the Shark back into his primitive form, then places him under guard at the Coast City aquarium. Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Coast City was a fictional city that appeared in stories published by DC Comics. ...


Shark manages to return to his evolved state many times, and returns to fight the Green Lantern, as well as Superman[1] and Black Condor[2]. At one point the Shark is able to evolve into a human form; now using the name "Karshon" he manages to temporarily depose Aquaman as the ruler of Atlantis.[3] Aquaman is able to expose Karshon and forces the Shark to devolve.[4] Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Black Condor is the name of three DC Comics superheroes who have all been members of the Freedom Fighters. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ...


During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Shark joins Guy Gardner's fight against the weaponers of Qward.[5] Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue American comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 to simplify their then-55-year-old continuity. ... Guy Gardner can refer to: Guy Gardner (astronaut) Guy Gardner (comics), a fictional character Category: ... Qward is a fictional world existing within an antimatter universe that is part of the DC Comics universe. ...


Post-Crisis, the Shark returns in Green Lantern vol. 4 #4 to face Hal Jordan again. In his latest appearance, his form is more monstrous, with webbed fingers, claws, and a large fin on his back. His new appearance is caused by experiments performed on him by aliens known as the Gremlins.[6]


A further mutated Shark appears in Infinite Crisis, as part of the Secret Society of Supervillains's attack on Atlantis. Along with King Shark, he kills Neptune Perkins.[7] The Spectre soon devastates the entire area, seemingly killing everyone in the city and around it. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSOSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... King Shark is a DC Comics supervillain introduced in Superboy in October 1994. ... Neptune Perkins is a DC Comics superhero. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ...


Powers and abilities

In his evolved state, the Shark possesses advanced mental powers, including telepathy, matter manipulation, and the ability to project bolts of energy. He can use his telepathic abilities to project fear into the minds of others. In some cases, the Shark has shown the ability o change his features to resemble a human male. Even in his evolved state, Shark retains some of his primitive shark abilities, including an enhanced sense of smell, and the ability to breathe underwater.


Appearances in other media

The second Shark appeared alongside his Terrible Trio teammates in Batman: The Animated Series, in the episode "The Terrible Trio." He is voiced by Peter Scolari. In this appearance, the Shark is Gunther Hardwicke, a young bored playboy. He and his friends form the Terrible Trio in order to commit robberies to alleviate their boredom. The Trio are caught by Batman. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Peter Scolari (born September 12, 1955 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American television, film and stage actor who was seen early in his career in the television programs Bosom Buddies (1980 - 1982), Newhart (1984-1990), and later in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997 - 2000). ...


The Trio also appear in The Batman as college students experimenting with animal DNA. This version of Shark is voiced by Googy Gress. The Batman may refer to: Batman, the fictional character. ...


The third Shark is seen as a member of Gorilla Grodd's Secret Society in Justice League Unlimited. Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Action Comics #456 (February 1976)
  2. ^ Black Condor #4 (September 1992)
  3. ^ Adventure Comics #443 (January-February 1976)
  4. ^ Adventure Comics #448 (November-December 1976)
  5. ^ Green Lantern Vol. 2 #198 (March 1986)
  6. ^ Green Lantern vol. 4 #6 (November 2005)
  7. ^ Infinite Crisis #3 (May 2006)

External links

  • Shark I at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Shark II at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Shark III at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Shark III at the Book of Oa website
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