In the early 1940s, Batman co-creator
Bill Finger and Houman co-creator Irwin Hasen gave us one of the
rough- and-tumble character Wildcat. Though mostly to the back pages of Sensation
comics, he joined the JSA on a number of occaisions, and was a martial arts trainer
to no less than ol' Bats himself. According to Don
was Ted Grant, an up-and-coming young boxer, who unknowingly fell in with a pair
of crooked promoters. They fixed a championship match by slipping a poisoned needle
into Ted's glove. It was only intended to weaken Ted's opponent, but they misjudged
the dosage and killed him. Ted was blamed; and what's more, the promoters tried
to kill him to keep his side of the story from coming out."
Art by Irwin Hasen.
"It was then that
Ted heard talk about Green Lantern and decided to create the Wildcat persona.
After clearing his name, he kept his dual identity, adventuring as Wildcat in
each monthly issue of Sensation for years to come."
was the creation of writer Bill Finger and artist Irwin Hasen. Finger (rhymes
with "zinger", not "linger") probably had at least as much to do with the creation
of Batman as creator-of-record Bob Kane."
Grant is a normal human who was, at some unspecified point, given a magical "nine
lives," none of which he has left. He remains at the peak of human condition due
to extensive, regular exercise. He is a world-class boxer who trained Batman in
model I've designed is patterned directly from one of Wildcat's 1st appearances.
The cowl is a bit tricky, so study the diagrams carefully and take your time.
This model includes 2 extra pages of blank pieces. These can be used to fill and
reinforce the model. Roll the strips into tubes around toothpicks and insert them
into limbs, leaving a channel to pass through wire or string, Use the other pieces
to thicken the torso walls before filling with tissue paper. I am putting instructions
together to explain this process. In the meantime, feel free to experiment with
these pieces, or not :) The Prof.