| The Lion II
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|| Active as of 1996|
|Earliest (in world) Appearance:
|| partnered with the The Unicorn|
|Base of Operations:
|| Great Britain
|Appearances (in Publication Order):
|| Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #17 |
A hero of Great Britain, partnered with The Unicorn. At least two separate individuals, one female and one male, have worn the mantle over the years.
The first Lion was part of the battle against Madame Majestrix in 1973 in Astro City.
The second Lion fought with the Mock Turtle in 1996.
Both the 1970s and 1990s version of the Lion had the power of flight.
Along with the Unicorn, both are symbols of Great Britain. They are the supporters of the full Royal Coat of the arms of Great Britain. The Lion is said to represent England while the Unicorn is of Scotland. So, it could stand to reason that the Lion is English and the Unicorn is a Scottish hero.
The Lion and The Unicorn appear to be the pre-eminent heroes of Great Britain.
It's probable that the first Lion, being female, might have been known as the Lioness.
Lion used for the background information for Lion and the Unicorn.