Public Domain Super Heroes
Purple Claw

Real Name

Dr. Jonathan Weir

First Appearance

Purple Claw #1 (January 1953)

Original Publisher

Minoan Publishing/Toby

Created by

Ben Brown and David Gantz


Dr. Jonathan Weir became the Purple Claw, after being given the magic claw by a native tribe in the heart of Africa in 1943 when the US Army Medical corps crashed landed there. The claw gives him super-strength.

He used the claw to fight crime for over ten years. His enemies included Countess Arachni and Baron Latro.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Purple Claw #1-3, 8 (re-print)
  • Tales of Horror #9-11

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