Fictional character biographyEdit
|First appearance||World's Finest #95 (August 1958)|
|Created by||Ed Herron|
|Full name||Jonathan Mallory|
|Abilities||Uses trick darts|
Jonathan "Midas" Mallory is a man who has been going around stopping crimes in Star City. This attracted the attention of Green Arrow and Speedy. They didn't know it yet, but Red Dart is secretly in allegiance with some gold thieves. The next night, Green Arrow deduced the truth about Red Dart where he and Speedy captured him and the gold thieves. Green Arrow proved Red Dart's allegiance to the gold thieves by removing one of Mallory's gloves to reveal gold stains which is a tell-tale sign of testing gold with Aqua-Regia.
Red Dart later plotted to assassinate Green Arrow by using a booby trap at the time he was going to speak at an engagement in Dallas, Texas. This plan fails because Atom shows up instead. He teams up with Air Wave to defeat Red Dart. When Red Dart tries to beam up to the Justice League's satellite, he is instead taken away by another teleportation beam.
When the Justice League arrived in Belle Reve to deal with the prison riots, a minor criminal named Anthony who calls himself Red Dart steals Green Lantern's power ring during his fight with the Color Queens prison gang (consisting of Crazy Quilt, Doctor Light, Doctor Spectro, Multi-Man, and Rainbow Raider) where he plans to give it to someone on the Green Mile and then return it to Green Lantern. When Superman reclaims the power ring from Red Dart as the prison riot is being quelled, Red Dart privately remarks that this is probably the coolest thing he will ever do knowing that he will be partly responsible for the death of Superman. When Red Dart is back in his cell with nothing but a picture of Green Lantern's power ring, he wonders what his employers wanted as it is secretly revealed that his employers are Lex Luthor and Prometheus who are forming the next incarnation of the Injustice Gang. Their temporary theft of the ring somehow allowed them to sabotage it so that Green Lantern couldn't use it, but it is later revealed that this was under the influence of the universe-destroyed weapon Mageddon, with Green Lantern eventually restoring the ring to working order through force of will.
In "The New 52," a reboot of the DC Comics universe, a third Red Dart appeared. This version is an unnamed female and is a member of Ricardo Diaz's Longbow Hunters alongside Brick, Count Vertigo, and Killer Moth. Red Dart is the first to attack Green Arrow who protects Henry Fyff and Naomi Sing from them. Brick and Killer Moth then assisted Red Dart in beating up Green Arrow until Oliver Queen's half-sister Emiko strikes them with a volley of trick arrows. Red Dart tries to take Emiko hostage only for Naomi to knock her in the back of her head.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
The Jonathan Mallory uses trick darts.
In other mediaEdit
A variation of the female Red Dart appears in the seventh season of Arrow, portrayed by Holly Elissa. She is a member of the Longbow Hunters alongside Kodiak and Silencer. Red Dart prefers quiet, subterfuge and subtle tactics, over confrontation and brute force. Red Dart and her fellow Longbow Hunters are hired by Ricardo Diaz to serve his criminal empire. After Diaz is defeated by the new Green Arrow and the rest of Team Arrow, the Longbow Hunters flee.
- World's Finest #95. DC Comics.
- Action Comics #513. DC Comics.
- JLA #34. DC Comics.
- Green Arrow Vol. 5 #31. DC Comics.
- Green Arrow Vol. 5 #32. DC Comics.
- Green Arrow Vol. 5 #33. DC Comics.