Barry ONeill

Barry O’Neill

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Name: Barry O'Neill

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: New Fun #1 (Feb. 1935): "Fang Gow of China, Part 1"

Creators: Lawrence Lariar

Number of Appearances: 61

Enemy of: Fang Gow, Fang Gow cult

Allies: Inspector Le Grand, Central Directorate of General Intelligence

Occupation: adventurer, independently wealthy, socialite

Birth Place: USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: DC's first modern action hero; battled Chinese cult

Although few people today (even among devoted comic book fans) know who he is, Barry O'Neill actually has the distinction of being the very first modern action hero published by DC Comics. The character's ongoing feature began in New Fun #1, the very first issue of the very first comic book series published by the company which became DC Comics.

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This character is in the following 13 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Adventure Comics
The Big Book of Fun Comics
More Fun #7 (Jan. 1936): "Fang Gow of China, Part 7" (lead character)
New Fun

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