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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
The nephew of the mysterious and secretive crime figure Tobias Whale, the impostor Tobias Whale appropriated his uncle's identity for his reign in the Los Angeles criminal underworld. This brought him into conflict with Black Lightning and Blue Devil. Whale would go on to be murdered and usurped by his uncle, who described his actions as a crime boss as "half-assed" and expressing embarrassment for having his identity stolen by such an uninspired crimelord. However, he respected him enough as a blood relative to kill him personally.
- Tobias Whale was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden, first appearing in Black Lightning #1. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Marc Andreyko and Robson Rocha's New 52 DC Universe Presents series.
- Despite merely being an impostor of his uncle Tobias Whale, he is nearly identical to Tobias Whale's New Earth counterpart in both physical appearance and characterisation.
- 5 Appearances of Tobias Whale (Prime Earth)
- 1 Images featuring Tobias Whale (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Tobias Whale (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Tobias Whale (Prime Earth)