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Scoop Scanlon (Earth-Two)

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Scoop Scanlon worked as an investigative reporter for a newspaper called the Bulletin during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Working alongside him was his trusty photographer, Rusty James.


Scoop Scanlan was an expert in the field of investigative journalism. As such, he likewise considered himself an amateur detective.

  • This Scoop Scanlon is not to be confused with another reporter of the same name who worked for a magazine called Vue and tried to discover Batman's identity (see World's Finest Comics #6).
  • After appearing in Action Comics, Scoop Scanlon appeared in several Holyoke Publishing titles, seemingly without any complaint from DC Comics. Because of this, the character's copyright status is uncertain.
  • This version of Scoop Scanlon (Earth-Two), 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.



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