unnamed barber

Religion: indeterminate

Name: unnamed barber

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Action Comics (vol. 1) #16 (Sep. 1939): "Superman and the Numbers Racket"

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Superman

Occupation: barber, bookie

Gender: male

Note: bookie; ran an illegal numbers racket

An unnamed barber portrayed on pages 8 and 9 of Action Comics #16 drew Superman's enmity. Superman was in the midst of waging war against gambling in Metropolis. He followed a compulsive gambler from his home to a barber shop. While there, the gambler started to place a bet with the barber. The barber, in addition to giving actual haircuts, was also a bookie. He ran an illegal "numbers racket" out of his barber shop. Superman insisted that the barber tell him who ran the numbers racket in town. The barber refused, until Superman punched two holes in the wall and threatened to kill the man with his next punch. The frightened barber then told the angry superhero everything he knew about the numbers racket, including naming the head of the city's numbers racket, Jack O'Leary.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #16 (Sep. 1939): "Superman and the Numbers Racket" (8-panel cameo)

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