Rip Van Winkle

The Religious Affiliation of
Rip Van Winkle

Religion: Dutch Reformed CBR Scale: U

Name: Rip Van Winkle

Other Names: Rip Winkle

Classification: non-feature lead character non-feature lead character  

Publisher(s): Cornelius S. Van Winkle

First Appearance: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (23 June 1819): "Rip Van Winkle"

Creators: Washington Irving

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 27

   Comic Book Appearances: 3

   TV, Film Appearances: 23

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1

Nation: USA

Gender: male

In panel 5 on page 6 of the "Trail of the Talking Mask!" in Detective Comics #335 (Jan. 1965), the story's featured villain -- the Make-Up Man -- contemplates his own amazing skill at acting and make-up. He thinks to himself, "I can make myself up to look like Rip Van Winkle or Hamlet or Cyrano de Bergerac! Any identity can be pierced -- but if no one knows what I really look like -- no eyewitneses can ever accuse me of a crime!"

Rip Van Winkle

This character is in the following 6 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #335 (Jan. 1965): "Trail of the Talking Mask!" (mentioned)
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #85 (Oct. 1962): "Off-Limits!" (lead character)
Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show - Season 4, Episode 43 (1987): "Mother Goose"
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (23 June 1819): "Rip Van Winkle" (lead character)
Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats (vol. 1) #5 (July 1962): "Hip Man Wrinkle" (character based on)
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007) (mentioned)

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