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DC Comics History: Punch Parker

By Deejay Dayton
Jun 18, 2015 - 19:37


Punch Parker appeared in the first two issues of World's Finest Comics.  He appears to be a private detective, as he is called in after a medical firm has a shipment of radium stolen, but no other information is given about this character.


Punch tracks the stolen radium to Suburbia, which seems to actually be the name of a town in this tale.  Mad scientist Dr. Pear had the radium stolen for his elixir of life.  Parker retrieves the radium, but the fight starts a fire that kill the mad doctor.


Punch Parker's second, and last, case is far more exotic than the first, dealing with murderous plants.  It starts as a relatively simple investigation into a poisoning, but winds up pitting the hero against semi-sentient flora.


The killer, who has wound up working for a foreign government because of his gambling debts, winds up perishing at the hands of his own hybrid plants.  Parker burns down the greenhouse a the end of the story.

As this was his final tale, I suspect that, although he seems fine, he was also poisoned by the plants, and died shortly afterwards.

Punch Parker: World's Best Comics 1 (Spring 1941)

World's Finest Comics 2 (Summer 1941)

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28

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