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Stretch Skinner is a friend and ally of Wildcat during the early days of his career.

Golden Age

Hiram "Stretch" Skinner was a novice private eye, but not the brightest, who obtained his badge and diploma from a phony detectives' school. He was Wildcat's de facto sidekick, and was unaware of his friend's double life as champion boxer Ted Grant. He had many adventures with Wildcat and Joan Fortune.

Modern Age

Stretch was a local mechanic who helped Wildcat repair his motorcycle whenever he broke it, which was often. He liked to read comic books, and idolized superheroes.[1]


  • Unique Physiology: Stretch was freakishly tall and thin, but seemed not to suffer any health problems for it. His extremely long limbs gave him an advantage in fights.



  • 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.