Dale Gunn (Character)

Dale Gunn 1

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton

1st appearance: Justice League of America Annual #2, 1984

Height: 6’2″     Weight: 210 lbs

Eyes: Brown      Hair: Black

Known Relatives: Casey (Life Partner)

Skills and Abilities: Trained armed and unarmed combatant with access to advanced weaponry.

Powers: None


Dale Gunn was a friend of the son of “Commander Steel”, a superhero as well as an accomplished architect and security specialist. When the Justice League operated out of Detroit in a location known as “The Bunker” he was assigned the maintenance man and caretaker. During this period he shared a romance with Zatanna. When Steel and Vibe were killed he closed the headquarters and retired.

NEW 52

He first meets Vibe after he was exposed to the energy of an Apokalips Boom Tube which modified him on a genetic level. Assigned to bring in the new metahuman by his employers in A.R.G.U.S. he approached the young man took him to a site which housed a Para Demon and in the ensuing battle he was instrumental in Vibe activating his powers and destroying the creature. Knowing Vibe could be used to track down threats from outside earth; Dale gave the young man the code name Vibe and made him a founding member of the Justice League of America.  [Justice League of America’s Vibe #1, 2013]

After Vibe told his brother his secret identity Dale warned him that he should have kept his identity secret because he had now put his brother in danger [Justice League of America’s Vibe #2].

He now works under Amanda Waller [Justice League of America’s Vibe #3] and was injured while searching for the escaped Gypsy. It was also revealed that he is married and Gay. He often does not wear his wedding band out on mission’s much o his partner’s dismay because he knows his job is dangerous and does not want any of A.R.G.U.S many enemies to know he’s married [Justice League’s Vibe #4].

When Vibe aided Gypsy in her escape he didn’t agree with Amanda Waller’s use of the Suicide Squad to locate and retrieve him. Understanding the young hero he tried to convince her to allow him to talk to Vibe and stop things from escalating and potentially killing him. [Justice League of America’s Vibe #5]

Just as he predicted his husband was endangered by Vibe’s brother tracked them down and convinced Dale to help free Vibe. He agreed out of sympathy but during the rescue the young man was shot and he was exposed as a traitor to A.R.G.U.S. This mistake resulted in all the extra dimensional prisoners being freed by Vibe. [Justice League of America’s Vibe #6]

He manages to save Vibe’s brother and is rescued by a very disappointed Amanda Waller [Justice League of America’s Vibe #7].


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