Greg Saunders

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The Vigilante stood watch by the state prison to see '''Killer Kelley''' finally face justice for his past crimes. Saunders was present at the execution to see the ruthless desperado face his end. Kelley was then seemingly killed when he went through the electric chair and his remains were said to had been cremated though the villain vowed revenge against the Vigilante from beyond the grave. Afterwards, Kelley seemingly returned from the grave with Saunders deciding to stake out the Van Ardsley Ball as he believed it was a target for criminals. The people at the party believed initially that he was simply one of the many guests in costume. It was then that Kelley struck the ball where he mistakenly believed Vigilante to be someone in a costume and was shocked when the hero attacked the criminals. Though his henchmen were defeated, Kelley managed to take Betty Stuart as a hostage and used her to allow him to get away from the scene. However, the Vigilante pursued the criminal by commandeering a taxi but he was knocked out by the villain after catching up with him. Kelley then revealed that the prison doctor had aided in his escape by lowering the voltage in the chair and making him appear deceased so that he could escape. The criminal then intended to gas the Vigilante but the hero managed to escape when one of the henchmen believed the hero was dead. He then pursued Kelley and managed to use his lariat to send the villain along with his compatriots out a window to be trapped on some telephone lines. (Action Comics v1 #42)
 
The Vigilante stood watch by the state prison to see '''Killer Kelley''' finally face justice for his past crimes. Saunders was present at the execution to see the ruthless desperado face his end. Kelley was then seemingly killed when he went through the electric chair and his remains were said to had been cremated though the villain vowed revenge against the Vigilante from beyond the grave. Afterwards, Kelley seemingly returned from the grave with Saunders deciding to stake out the Van Ardsley Ball as he believed it was a target for criminals. The people at the party believed initially that he was simply one of the many guests in costume. It was then that Kelley struck the ball where he mistakenly believed Vigilante to be someone in a costume and was shocked when the hero attacked the criminals. Though his henchmen were defeated, Kelley managed to take Betty Stuart as a hostage and used her to allow him to get away from the scene. However, the Vigilante pursued the criminal by commandeering a taxi but he was knocked out by the villain after catching up with him. Kelley then revealed that the prison doctor had aided in his escape by lowering the voltage in the chair and making him appear deceased so that he could escape. The criminal then intended to gas the Vigilante but the hero managed to escape when one of the henchmen believed the hero was dead. He then pursued Kelley and managed to use his lariat to send the villain along with his compatriots out a window to be trapped on some telephone lines. (Action Comics v1 #42)
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Saunders eventually grew weary of the crime fighting life and he decided to retire. One day, he took a job as a watchman at a factory in New York City. During this time, he came to notice suspicious activity at the plant that involved chemical waste being dumped in the river. This drew the attention of a conspiracy headed by the '''Doomsters''' who dispatched automatons disguised as armed men after him. Greg was saved by the timely arrival of the [[Justice League of America]] where he revealed his findings to them. They came to determine that extraterrestrial forces were at play here and looked to aid Saunders as he resumed the mantle of the Vigilante. He along with the [[Atom (DC)|Atom]] [[Ray Palmer]], [[Batman]] and [[Black Canary]] went to the factory to investigate when more automatons disguised as humans were dispatched to eliminate them. The heroes managed to defeat their foes with the Vigilante using their own advanced guns against them. However, the masterminds of the conspiracy caused the alien weapons to emit a gas that knocked out all the heroes who were then captured with the Doomsters intending to drop them into a vat of acid. (Justice League of America v1 #78)
  
 
He was among the many heroes that were called to help the Justice Society when Eclipso blanketed the world in darkness and alongside Obsidian as well as Mordru they sought to conquer the world. (JSA v1 #49)
 
He was among the many heroes that were called to help the Justice Society when Eclipso blanketed the world in darkness and alongside Obsidian as well as Mordru they sought to conquer the world. (JSA v1 #49)
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He was friends with '''Betty Stuart''' who was a blue singer by his workplace. She believed that he was not a real cowboy and was unaware of his double life as the Vigilante. Betty had said that she could really care for him had he been a real cowboy hero but thought he was simply an actor who had never even left the state. (Action Comics v1 #42)
 
He was friends with '''Betty Stuart''' who was a blue singer by his workplace. She believed that he was not a real cowboy and was unaware of his double life as the Vigilante. Betty had said that she could really care for him had he been a real cowboy hero but thought he was simply an actor who had never even left the state. (Action Comics v1 #42)
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He had a nephew by the name of '''Michael Carter''' where he developed private reasons to becoming a crime fighting vigilante. His uncle Greg Saunders was responsible for training him with Carter becoming skilled in the use of a wooden stave. It was noted that he was well trained with reflexes as sharp as Batman. He came to be a masked superhero with the newspapers naming him the '''Swashbuckler''' who operated as the guardian of Houston. Despite being a hero, the police were said to had not trusted him (Detective Comics v1 #493)
  
 
===Powers and abilities===
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''Action Comics v1'': (1941)
 
*''Action Comics v1'': (1941)
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*''Justice League of America v1'':
 
*''JSA v1'':
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Greg_Sanders DC Database Entry]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Saunders Wikipedia Entry]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Saunders Wikipedia Entry]
  

Latest revision as of 10:05, 31 July 2020

Greg Saunders is a male comic superhero who features in DC Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Greg Sanders was a male human born in Wyoming where he was said to be the son of fearless county sheriff and had inherited qualities from his sterling grandfather. Years ago, his father had been killed by stage coach bandits which led to Greg taking up the mantle as the masked Vigilante. (Action Comics v1 #42)

The Vigilante stood watch by the state prison to see Killer Kelley finally face justice for his past crimes. Saunders was present at the execution to see the ruthless desperado face his end. Kelley was then seemingly killed when he went through the electric chair and his remains were said to had been cremated though the villain vowed revenge against the Vigilante from beyond the grave. Afterwards, Kelley seemingly returned from the grave with Saunders deciding to stake out the Van Ardsley Ball as he believed it was a target for criminals. The people at the party believed initially that he was simply one of the many guests in costume. It was then that Kelley struck the ball where he mistakenly believed Vigilante to be someone in a costume and was shocked when the hero attacked the criminals. Though his henchmen were defeated, Kelley managed to take Betty Stuart as a hostage and used her to allow him to get away from the scene. However, the Vigilante pursued the criminal by commandeering a taxi but he was knocked out by the villain after catching up with him. Kelley then revealed that the prison doctor had aided in his escape by lowering the voltage in the chair and making him appear deceased so that he could escape. The criminal then intended to gas the Vigilante but the hero managed to escape when one of the henchmen believed the hero was dead. He then pursued Kelley and managed to use his lariat to send the villain along with his compatriots out a window to be trapped on some telephone lines. (Action Comics v1 #42)

Saunders eventually grew weary of the crime fighting life and he decided to retire. One day, he took a job as a watchman at a factory in New York City. During this time, he came to notice suspicious activity at the plant that involved chemical waste being dumped in the river. This drew the attention of a conspiracy headed by the Doomsters who dispatched automatons disguised as armed men after him. Greg was saved by the timely arrival of the Justice League of America where he revealed his findings to them. They came to determine that extraterrestrial forces were at play here and looked to aid Saunders as he resumed the mantle of the Vigilante. He along with the Atom Ray Palmer, Batman and Black Canary went to the factory to investigate when more automatons disguised as humans were dispatched to eliminate them. The heroes managed to defeat their foes with the Vigilante using their own advanced guns against them. However, the masterminds of the conspiracy caused the alien weapons to emit a gas that knocked out all the heroes who were then captured with the Doomsters intending to drop them into a vat of acid. (Justice League of America v1 #78)

He was among the many heroes that were called to help the Justice Society when Eclipso blanketed the world in darkness and alongside Obsidian as well as Mordru they sought to conquer the world. (JSA v1 #49)

Post-Flashpoint

Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.

Overview

Personality and attributes

In his civilian guise, he was noted for being the Prairie Troubadour by his fans. (Action Comics v1 #43)

As the Vigilante, he was noted for being a heroic champion of law and order. From a young age, he had learnt the laws of the range with him intending to bring justice to those who engaged in corrupt practices. The death of his father resulted in him becoming a nemesis of all crime from border to border. (Action Comics v1 #42)

Publicly, he operated as a famous rodeo star who was known as the prairie troubadour and posed for pictures. He was noted for having a golden voice and his songs of sage brought fame as a prairie troubadour. (Action Comics v1 #42)

Saunders father was a fearless county sheriff whilst his grandfather was noted for being an Indian fighter as well as a stalwart frontiersman. The death of his father saw him continuing the family tradition and used his heritage to become the Vigilante. (Action Comics v1 #42)

He was friends with Betty Stuart who was a blue singer by his workplace. She believed that he was not a real cowboy and was unaware of his double life as the Vigilante. Betty had said that she could really care for him had he been a real cowboy hero but thought he was simply an actor who had never even left the state. (Action Comics v1 #42)

He had a nephew by the name of Michael Carter where he developed private reasons to becoming a crime fighting vigilante. His uncle Greg Saunders was responsible for training him with Carter becoming skilled in the use of a wooden stave. It was noted that he was well trained with reflexes as sharp as Batman. He came to be a masked superhero with the newspapers naming him the Swashbuckler who operated as the guardian of Houston. Despite being a hero, the police were said to had not trusted him (Detective Comics v1 #493)

Powers and abilities

He was noted for his dynamite fists that could be used to knock a person out with a punch. Ultimately, Saunders used his wits and weapon in order to battle his foes. (Action Comics v1 #43)

Saunders used a twirling lariat in battle and was lightning quick in its use against targets. (Action Comics v1 #42)

He was armed with a weapon of the range with this being a smoking six-gun. (Action Comics v1 #42)

Notes

  • The Greg Saunders Vigilante was created by Mort Weisinger and Mort Meskin where he made his firs appearance in Action Comics v1 #42 (November, 1941).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In Justice League Unlimited, the Greg Saunders Vigilante appeared in the animated television series set in the DC Animated Universe where he was voiced by initially by actor Nathan Fillion and an uncredited Michael Rosenbaum.

Films

  • In The Vigilante, the Greg Sanders Vigilante appeared in the 1947 live-action Columbia Pictures serial where he was portrayed by actor Ralph Byrd.

Appearances

  • Action Comics v1: (1941)
  • Justice League of America v1:
  • JSA v1:

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