Public Domain Super Heroes
The Animal Man

Real Name


First Appearance

Top-Notch Comics #21 (November 1941)

Original Publisher

MLJ Comics

Created by

Harry Shorten and Al Camy


The Animal Man was a bestial man who had the ability to speak to animals and to control them completely. He kept a variety of animals in his headquarters, including tigers, panthers, apes, elephants and snakes. He used these animals to murder hunters and others who he believed had sinned against animal-kind. For this he was confronted by the Black Hood. The Animal Man demonstrated considerable fighting skill, holding his own against the Black Hood. He also used a whip to give him an edge in combat.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Top-Notch Comics #21