- See how cynical becoming a real fearless avenger of evil deeds and eerie friend of the needy makes you?
- — Midnight src
David Clark was the hero known as Midnight.
Clark originally moved from his Midwestern home to New York City in the late 1930s. There, he became a radio announcer at station WXAM. When Clark learned that a building he had seen collapsed had originally been erected by a criminally negligent construction group, he adopted the Midnight identity, a character he had first heard of in a radio drama entitled The Man Called Midnight, to force the construction company's owner to admit his culpability.
During World War II, Midnight subsequently became a member of the Freedom Fighters, a splinter group of the All-Star Squadron. He also allied with the eccentric genius Doc Wackey and his super-intelligent talking monkey, Gabby. Midnight's crime fighting ended after the war.
Powers and Abilities
- This character is an adaptation of the original character published by Quality Comics during the Golden Age. Midnight was created by Jack Cole and debuted in Smash Comics #18, but was adapted for the DC Multiverse by Roy Thomas and Rick Hoberg and debuted in All-Star Squadron #31.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two 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 no longer apply.
- Many years later, in the 1990s, a second Midnight (Robert Mason) appeared. While Mason was obviously inspired by Clark, it is unknown if Mason was related to Clark in any way.
- 10 Appearances of David Clark (New Earth)
- 5 Images featuring David Clark (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about David Clark (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: David Clark (New Earth)
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