The Brick Bat
from Police Comics #5

Real Name


First Appearance

Police Comics #5 (1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

George Brenner

Golden Age Origin

That weird figure of the night, the Brick Bat, is a robber dressed as a bat who kills people by throwing "brick-like death dealing objects." When thrown they break up into poison gas that leaves no trace. He commissioned them from a scientist and then killed him so that no one else could get their hands on the formula. He then began a crime spree which was finally stopped by 711.

Golden Age Appearances

Police Comics #5


A brickbat is a small piece of brick used as a weapon. The word remains a proverbial expression for bad reviews.

See also

Brick Bat? Seriously?

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