Manticore (DC Comics)

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Manticore is the name of a number of DC Comics characters, three of whom were members of The Jihad.

Anastasio Corvo[edit]

Corvo was the first Manticore and a member of the first Jihad team. They appeared in Suicide Squad #1 (May 1987). He later returned as a member of the Black Lantern Corps in the Blackest Night tie-ins.[1]

Second Jihad member[edit]

The second character was unnamed and was a member of the second Jihad team. He appeared in Suicide Squad #17 (September 1988).


Saied was the third Manticore and was a member of the fourth Jihad team. He first appeared in Outsiders #5 (March 1994).

Saied later appeared as a member of the Injustice League.[2]

Books of Magic[edit]

The Manticore is a villain from the Books of Magic series released by DC Comics. He features prominently in the first few issues collected in the Bindings trade paperback, making a full debut in Books of Magic #2 (June 1994).

The character is based on the mythical creature Manticore, with the uncommon addition that he is also able to take the form of a human in posture as well as face. In Books of Magic the Manticore faces Timothy Hunter, a young boy he hopes to eat.

Global Guardian[edit]

A Manticore was also a member of the Global Guardians and first appeared in Green Lantern #10 (May 2006).


  1. ^ Suicide Squad #67 and Secret Six #17 (March 2010)
  2. ^ Justice League of America Wedding Special Vol. 2 #1

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