The Religious Affiliation of
Circus Charlie

Religion: manifestly non-religious CBR Scale: I

Name: Circus Charlie

Alter Ego: Charlie

Other Names: "Coicus Cholly"

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Batman (vol. 1) #2 (Summer 1940): "Joker Meets Catwoman"

Creators: Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Crime Syndicate, Inc.

Enemy of: Commissioner Gordon

Occupation: gangster

Gender: male

Note: masqueraded as Batman

Circus Charlie worked with the Crime Syndicate, Inc. when he masqueraded as Batman in a successful effort to draw police guards away from the hospital where the Joker was being treated. The police chased the man they thought was Batman and left their posts surrounding the hospital. The other criminals of the Crime Syndicate were then able to abscond with the Joker. Circus Charlie led police on quite a chase for a while, but eventually they shot him and killed him.

Speaking in a heavy "gangland accent," one of Circus Charlie's cohorts in the Crime Syndicate referred to him as "Coicus Cholly." (This is how the name appeared in a dialogue box in panel 3 on page 8. The accent-altered pronunciation of the name might have been less ambiguously rendered as "Soicus Cholly." This change in the first letter of the word based on "Circus", however, may have made it even more difficult for a casual reader to recognize who the speaker was referring to.)

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Batman (vol. 1) #2 (Summer 1940): "Joker Meets Catwoman"

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