The Blackmask

Real Name

Stephen Doone

First Appearance

Nickel Comics #1 (May 17, 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bill Parker and John Smalle


Stephen Doone was a newspaper publisher who ran one of the largest crime syndicates in the city as "The Blackmask." He used his newspaper to influence events. He was eventually taken down by Bulletman.

As the Blackmask, Doone used grenades that exploded with freezing gas, and he also used conventional firearms. He liked to set elaborate traps for his enemies as well.

Golden Age Appearances

Nickel Comics #1-3 (1940)

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