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Scoop Scanlon worked as an investigative reporter for a newspaper called the Bulletin during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Working alongside him was his trusty photographer, Rusty James.


  • Investigation: Scoop Scanlan was an expert in the field of investigative journalism. As such, he likewise considered himself an amateur detective.
  • Journalism

  • This Scoop Scanlon lived on Earth-Two, and is not to be confused with another reporter of the same name who worked for a magazine called Vue and tried to discover Batman's identity (see World's Finest #6).
  • In New Earth continuity, another Scoop Scanlon appeared, once, in DC Universe Legacies #1.
  • After initially appearing in Action Comics, Scoop Scanlon appeared in several Holyoke Publishing titles, seemingly without any complaint from DC Comics. Because of this, the character's copyright status is uncertain.
  • This version of Scoop Scanlon, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths event and later restored following the rebirth of the infinite Multiverse during the Dark Crisis of 2022-2023. Even though other versions of the character may have appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.