While on assignment for the Midway City Museum in Iran, archaeologist Edward Dawson discovered the legendary Mithra Meteorite. When he touched it, he was transformed into Lion-Mane, a lion-man bent on destroying humans. He was stopped, and reverted back to human form, when Hawkman destroyed the meteorite.
But upon returning to Midway City, Dawson touched a second Mithra Meteorite in the Midway City Museum. Because he carried small pieces of the original stone in his pockets, he again became Lion-Mane. His rampage was again stopped by the combined efforts of Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Dawson did not transform again until Deron Ved and Corla Tavo's war against Hawkman and Hawkwoman caused him to be expose to another Mithra Meteorite. During the battle with Hawkman, Hawkman was distracted which allowed Lion-Mane to take Hawkman's spear and stab Hawkman through the stomach. His battle carried him into the upper atmosphere, where the intense cold reverted him back to normal form.
- 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.
- Originally, Lion-Mane was an adversary of Hawkman (Katar Hol). In the revised Post-Hawkworld continuity, he is a foe of Katar's Earth-bound predecessor, Carter Hall.
- 20 Appearances of Edward Dawson (New Earth)
- 5 Images featuring Edward Dawson (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Edward Dawson (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Edward Dawson (New Earth)
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