Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Boxer Ted Grant donned the Wildcat costume beginning in Sensation Comics #1 (January 1942, the same issue where Wonder Woman,Mister Terrific premiered). He became a member of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron. During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Ted's spinal cord was injured and he was told he would never walk again. His god-daughter, the mutant Yolanda Montez, swore to carry on his crime-fighting efforts and adopted his black Wildcat costume and nom de guerre. Her superhuman powers included retractable claw-like fingernails. As Wildcat, she became a member of Infinity Inc., but was later killed in Eclipso #13 (November 1993). Ted later recovered, and joined the re-formed Justice Society of America. He recently claimed to have magically acquired "9 lives" early in his career, and has in fact survived several otherwise fatal injuries.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details