The Black Badge

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The Black Badge
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Status: Retired
Real Name: K.O. Carson
Earliest (in world) Appearance: 1959
Base of Operations: The Bakerville neighborhood of Astro City

Personal Data


Appearances (in Publication Order): Astro City: The Flip Book

Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #3, No.4

Event Timeline


K.O. Carson was an ex-boxer and policeman. Sometime in the 1950s, when he felt that traditional law-enforcement wasn't serving the black community fairly, he began fighting crime as the Black Badge. He focused most of his activities around Astro City's Bakerville neighborhood. After retiring in 1972, he went public with his identity, so that his story could serve as an inspiration to others.


Sometime prior to the fall of 1959, he defeated the Stone Gang.


Today, K.O. Carson owns and runs the colorful Bruiser's Bar & Grill. He does not confirm or deny that he was the Black Badge.