The Religious Affiliation of
Orval Manning

Religion: religious/ethical CBR Scale: S

Name: Orval Manning

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #338 (Apr. 1965): "Batman's Power-Packed Punch!"

Creators: Gardner F. Fox, Sheldon Moldoff, Joe Giella

Number of Appearances: 1

Occupation: businessperson

Gender: male

Note: major donor to Alfred Foundation Laboratories

Orval Manning was a dealer in lumber. Bruce Wayne invited him to tour the donator to the Alfred Foundation Laboratories because Manning was a major contributor to this charity. Bruce Wayne was having a foundation scientist show Manning the lab's recent development: X-23, which might be used to harden wood and make it last longer. (Oddly enough, the role of the scientist is filled by "you", the reader.) Manning accidentally knocked over a beaker containing the experimental compound X-23. The compound spilled on Bruce Wayne's hands, causing him to temporarily develop super-tough fists of steel.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #338 (Apr. 1965): "Batman's Power-Packed Punch!" (6-panel cameo)

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