G-2

Created by Ruben Moreira
G-2

NAME + ALIASES:
Capt. Don Leash

KNOWN RELATIVES:
None

GROUP AFFILIATIONS:
None

FIRST APPEARANCE:
National
#27 (December 1942)

APPEARANCES:
National Comics
#27-46 (Dec. 1942–Feb. 1945)

+ History

"The U.S. Intelligence Department has many heroes among its members… but one outstanding individual, Don Leash, becomes the dreaded G-2, scourge of all enemies of America…"

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G-2 in two panels from National Comics #36 (Oct. 1943); artist uncertain.

“G-2” filled a void in National Comics after the cancellation of the “Merlin” and “Wonder Boy” features. The feature generally bore uncharacteristically poor artwork in comparison with its contemporaries. “G-2” was preceded at Quality by “G-5,” a feature which ran in Hit Comics #5–17. The G-5 character was never given a civilian name. The premise of the feature sort of begs the question: why would an agent with undercover resources choose to don an attention grabbing costume?

G-2 was Capt. Don Leash, an officer in the Army Intelligence department of the same name. In the real world, the Army G-2 was a division charged with operational and tactical intelligence. (Also, “G-Man” is slang for “government man.”) In Leash’s second case, he met up with an insidious duo of terrorists, Gothro and Dr. Agony. These enemy agents tortured a U.S. Naval officer, and plotted an attack on New York City. The villains possessed a submarine that housed planes ready to attack. Despite suffering a gunshot wound, G-2 managed to alert the U.S. military, and sink the Nazi vessel. (National #28)


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+ Powers

G-2 had no metahuman powers, but he was a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.