Real Name: Gerald (last name unrevealed)
Group Affiliation: None
Known Relatives: Lady Shilling (sister)
Base of Operations: America during the Revolutionary War
First Appearance: Tomahawk #28 (November, 1954)Powers: Lord Shilling was a consummate actor and agent of espionage; his trademark being his masterful disguises. Shilling was able to disguise himself so convincingly that even that person's own friends would not notice the difference. In addition, Shilling was an excellent marksman and swordsman.
History: (Tomahawk #28)-Lord Shilling was the most notorious British spy during the Revolutionary War. With his mastery of disguise, he continually gathered top-secret information by impersonating and spying on American leaders. His impostures were so skillful that they usually went undetected until he was safely gone. However, upon completing a mission, Shilling would leave behind his trademark: a shilling with a hole through its center.
General George Washington assigned the renowned frontiersman named Tomahawk to capture Shilling. Tomahawk and Shilling clashed repeatedly during the Revolutionary War, with Tomahawk as victor most times. Sometimes Shilling was captured, but no prison was able to hold him for long. Shilling grew to despise Tomahawk, who he referred to as ‘the bumpkin.’
(Swamp Thing vol. 2 #86)-The only account of Shilling’s life after the war is as an agent of Jason Blood (better known as the Demon); the king’s necromancer. He was assigned to retrieve the occult artifact that would eventually be known as the Claw of Aelkhund. Travelling to Gotham Town on New Year’s Eve, 1800, he had a final run-in with Tomahawk in the caves under a newly constructed Wayne Manor. After besting his arch nemesis in battle, Shilling chose to spare his life in order to retrieve the artifact. Seizing it, he found his left arm mummified and permanently attached to the artifact. A recovered Tomahawk severed his arm and left him in the cave to rot. Shilling’s final fate is unknown, but he did survive this incident long enough to write a memoir of his life.
List of appearances: Crisis on Infinite Earths #9
Swamp Thing vol. 2 #86
Time Masters #4
Comments: Created by Fred Ray & ?
Last updated: 3/23/2002
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