Real Name: Paul Mahler
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: History teacher at Leo Gorcey High
Affiliations: Joy Weston (fiance)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Dishman #1 (1985)
Powers/Abilities: Able to teleport dirty crockery and cutlery to their proper storage cupboards with a wave of his hands, cleaning them en route.
History: Mutated by years of washing radioactive fiestaware dishes, long time comics fan Paul Mahler decided he had to use his "great powers" with "great responsibility" and designed a crimefighting costume, becoming the crimefighting Dishman. Unfortunately finding crime to fight proved more difficult than he realised, people tended to laugh at his ridiculous costume, his power to clean dishes at a distance proved less than effective as a crime-busting tool, and his fiance ditched him because she felt he had become a lunatic.
Comments: Created by John MacLeod (and thanks to him for additional information).
Originally appearing in a ten issue series of Canadian "mini-comics", Dishman was subsequently reprinted by Eclipse Comics in a September 1988 one-shot "The Mundane Adventures of Dishman".
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