Michael Carter was the nephew of Greg Sanders, also known as the Vigilante. Trained by his uncle, Carter eventually adopted the masked identity of Swashbuckler and became the local protector of Houston, Texas. Working once with Batman, Carter managed to capture the infamous criminal called The Riddler.

  • This version of Swashbuckler, including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. However the ending of Convergence retroactively prevented that collapse, saving all the alternate realities, though in an "evolved" form. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.