The Moth (comics)
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The Moth #1 (April 2004)
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|First appearance||Dark Horse Presents #138 (1998)|
|Created by||Steve Rude & Gary Martin|
|Alter ego||Jack Mahoney|
|Team affiliations||Vansant Circus|
|Abilities||Highly trained acrobat, excellent wrestler/brawler, gliding via suit, sleep/flammable gas gun concealed in fingertips|
The Moth (real name Jack Mahoney) is a fictional superhero published by Dark Horse Comics. Created by Steve Rude, The Moth first appeared in Dark Horse Presents #138 followed by an appearance in Madman Comics #13 by Dark Horse Comics, and then The Moth - Special (56-page, Double-Sized Spectacular Issue "Who is...? The Moth") (March 2004).
Fictional character biography
The Moth is a circus performer named Jack Mahoney. Mahoney developed the Moth costume for his high-wire act, and he also uses it catch wanted criminals in exchange for bounties.
During the four-issue series The Moth, the Moth encounters a biker gang whose leader has had a bounty offered for his capture. The Moth turns him over to the authorities. He also encounters a supernatural lion-man who is on a killing spree. His victims include the Moth's mentor Victor, the ringmaster of the circus where the Moth performed, and a member of the biker gang. The Moth inherits the circus and enlists the help of the biker gang he clashed with earlier to help him track down the creature and exact revenge.
In the next story, the Moth turns rival mob families against each other in order to collect bounties offered for the leaders of both groups.
- "The Main Event: Steve Rude Returns with The Moth". Steverude.com. 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
- "Steve Rude's The Moth Double-Sized Special :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". Darkhorse.com. 2004-03-17. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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