Dark Ranger

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The Ranger
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceDetective Comics #215 (January 1955)
Created byEdmond Hamilton
Sheldon Moldoff
In-story information
Place of originEarth
Team affiliationsBatmen of All Nations
Batman Incorporated

Dark Ranger is the name of three superheroes in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Fictional character biography[edit]

First Dark Ranger[edit]

The Ranger is an Australian man changes his costume and methods for riot gear in order to keep up with the increasingly violent villain community. Now calling himself Dark Ranger, he wields a jetpack and a pulse weapon.[1]

One Year Later, Dark Ranger is killed by Wingman, who then steals his identity. Following this, his former sidekick, the Scout, has taken up the mantle as the new Dark Ranger.[2]

Johnny Riley[edit]

The new Dark Ranger is Johnny Riley, an aboriginal tattoo artist in Melbourne's St. Kilda who was the original Dark Rider's sidekick Scout until his death.[3] He first appeared with Batman Incorporated where he helped to save Robin from the Club of Villains where Dark Ranger defeated Swagman.[4]

In the "Watchmen" sequel "Doomsday Clock," Dark Ranger is listed as a member of Australia's superhero team called the Sleeping Soldiers.[5]


Both Dark Rangers use a pulse weapon and fly around using a jetpack.

In other media[edit]

The Ranger appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Mitefall!" and "Powerless".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Detective Comics #215. DC Comics.
  2. ^ Batman #681. DC Comics.
  3. ^ Batman Incorporated: The Deluxe Edition; Paperwork section
  4. ^ Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #0. DC Comics.
  5. ^ Doomsday Clock #6 (July 2018). DC Comics.

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