Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #73 (Apr. 1942):
“The Secret of the Buzzard’s Revenge”
by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #73

Title: “The Secret of the Buzzard’s Revenge”

Feature: Manhunter

Medium: comic

Cover date: Apr. 1942

Publisher: DC
Written by: Jack Kirby
Art by: Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

11 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Manhunter Manhunter (Paul Kirk)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: S hunting
All-Star Squadron; Manhunters DC 33
henchmen henchmen
villain group real/historical person
  [generic, unnamed henchmen] Marvel DC 1,150
Mrs. Marston Mrs. Marston supporting character
  [wealthy widow; Buzzard tried to force her to rewrite will] DC 1
The Buzzard The Buzzard (Hugo Van Beck) villain
  [gangster] DC 1
Empire City Police Department Empire City Police Department supporting character group
  [police department] DC 1
Inspector Donavan Inspector Donavan supporting character
  [his death inspired Paul Kirk to become hero Manhunter] DC 1
Gloria supporting character
  [Paul Kirk's dance partner at party before he became a hero] DC 1
three young boys three young boys supporting character group
  [gave Manhunter tip which led him to the Buzzard] DC 1
unnamed radio announcer unnamed radio announcer supporting character
  [struck down by the Buzzard] DC 1
Clancy Clancy
(talked to, but not seen or
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Catholic
[Inspector Donavan called him when Buzzard struck] DC 1
Mrs. Stanton Mrs. Stanton
supporting character
  [kids told Manhunter they saw Buzzard on her roof] DC 1

Note: The character named "Paul Kirk, Manhunter" who is introduced in this story is NOT the same character as the character named "Paul Kirk, Manhunter" who was introduced in issue #58 of this series (Adventure Comics), and who starred in his own feature in issue #s 58 through 72.