Charles "Chuck" Brown was a man who armed himself with kite weapons and used them to commit crimes under the name Kite Man.
While he was a small boy, Charles Brown was fascinated with kites causing him to adopt and use kites as part of his guise as a costumed villain, Kite Man. He used a big kite strapped to him to glide around and also a barrage of kites to overwhelm his enemies. His crimes caused him to be stopped by Batman and Robin during his first caper. He was sent to prison and after being released years later, he started a new wave of kite related crimes, only to be stopped and captured once again by Batman.
In a later encounter with Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Zatanna, the Kite-Man's target was a treasure known as the Golden Eagle; he was thwarted by the three heroes. Crash-landing in a tree, Kite-Man cried, "Rats!"
Kite-Man was revealed to be living in the country of Zandia, a country populated entirely by super villains in an encounter with Young Justice.
Kite-Man, however, survived his fall and reached some low rank in Gotham City's underworld during the year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. He is one of a few criminals, including Sewer King, Mirage, and the Squid beaten to death by Intergang boss Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim when the villains refused to immediately submit to Intergang. This is during Intergang's continuing rise to power in Gotham City and the World.
Powers and Abilities
- Aviation: Excellent hang-glider pilot.
Kite-Man possessed a variety of gimmicked kites, including a jet-powered hang glider that allowed for quick escapes, a mammoth kite that the Kite-Man used to shuttle criminals out of Gotham's prison, a "flash bulb" kite, and a trap-net kite.
- Kite-Man's Kite: Jet-powered hang glider kite.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 15 Appearances of Charles Brown (New Earth)
- 15 Images featuring Charles Brown (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Charles Brown (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Charles Brown (New Earth)