Dingbats of Danger Street
|Dingbats of Danger Street|
|First appearance||1st Issue Special #6|
|Created by||Jack Kirby|
According to inker Mike Royer, The Dingbats of Danger Street was developed as a new series, but the series was cancelled and the first issue repurposed as an issue of 1st Issue Special. In this issue the Dingbats (at least partly by accident) stop the villains Jumpin' Jack and the Gasser with the help of Lieutenant Terry Mullins. Kirby drew two further issues which were not scripted or inked.
The Dingbats reappear in The Adventures of Superman, one of a number of Kirby homages by Karl Kesel. They first appear in brief cameos, but are subsequently seen in full in The Adventures of Superman #549, in which they compete with the Newsboy Legion for a disused theatre. Kesel explained that he was a fan of the Newsboy Legion, and brought in the other two boy groups as a counterpoint to the Newsboys, since all three were created by Joe Simon and/or Jack Kirby. He added, "As much as I love Kirby's work overall, I can't say I have any special fondness for the Dingbats - they served their story purpose as a counterpoint to the Newsboys, but it wasn't like I was hoping we'd get a Dingbats mini out of their appearance."
The group makes a cameo in the final issue of Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Bat-Mite is upset at the comic's cancellation and states several missed crossover opportunities including the Dingbats.
- Good Looks - an average looking kid, the group's leader.
- Krunch - a large red headed boy whose eyes were always hidden by his long hair, the muscle.
- Non-Fat - a skinny boy in a wool hat with a hot dog. Mike Royer has confirmed that, as his facial features and a few lines of dialogue suggest, Non-Fat was meant to be African-American but was mis-colored as a Caucasian.
- Bananas - a boy who was considered to be crazy. The visual model for Bananas was a caricatured Mike Royer.
- Abramowitz, Jack (April 2014). "1st Issue Special: It Was No Showcase (But It Was Never Meant To Be)". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (#71): 42–46.
- Kooiman, Michael. "Obscure DC Comics Characters: D". Cosmic Teams. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011.
- "Dingbats of Danger Street". Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- Batman: The All New Brave and The Bold #16
- DCU Guide: Dingbats of Danger Street
- Cosmic Teams: Dingbats of Danger Street
- Dingbats of Danger Street resource
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