Manhunter IV
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Kirk DePaul

Note: Kirk DePaul is a clone of Paul Kirk (Manhunter II).



Big Game Hunter

Bounty Hunter

Legal Status
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Manhunter II

All-Star Squadron

Manhunter IV

Power Company

Base of Operations
5' 11"
190 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Nano-tech enhanced human with superior strength, speed, stamina, agility and healing abilities.

Excellent hand-to-hand combat skills.

Note: The nano-technology integrated into Paul Kirk and his clones was derived from a Manhunter android.


Vast array of civilian, military and custom weaponry including a 1916 Mauser handgun, throwing knife, shuriken (throwing stars), Bundi dagger and battle staff.

Common Enemies

Manhunter II


(The) Council

Regularly Appearing
Power Company
First Appearance

Manhunter II

Adventure Comics #73 (April, 1942)

Manhunter IV

JLA #61 (Feb. 2002)


Manhunter II

Joe Simon & Jack Kirby

Manhunter IV

Kurt Busiek & Tom Grummett


Wealthy big game hunter Paul Kirk learned of the mysterious Manhunters organization in his travels and patterned his costume from their design.

Kirk was encouraged to become a bounty hunter by a police inspector, who Kirk would later avenge after his death at the hands of the criminal known as the Buzzard.

After the second world war, Kirk would retire from crime fighting and return to big game hunting in Africa. While on a hunt he was charged by a bull elephant which left him near death.

Kirk's body retrieved by the criminal organization known as the Council, he was placed in suspended animation and genetically altered so that virtually any injury he suffered would heal rapidly. Revived Kirk was trained in the martial arts and given leadership of an enforcement division whose members were cloned from Kirk's cells.

Kirk discovered the Council's true intent when he was ordered to assassinate an Interpol officer as a test of loyalty. Along with Interpol officers and Batman, Kirk destroyed the Council at the cost of his life.

Kirk DePaul is apparently a clone of Paul Kirk and battles crime today in the guise of the Manhunter.

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