Edward Blake aka The Comedian is a ruthless, cynical, sarcastic, bully who Moon lighted as a Hero. In another world he would be one of the Bad Guys, but for all The Comedian's faults he fights to preserve Justice, or his version of justice.
He was originally part of the 1940's line up of the Minute Men, who were a forerunner of The Watchmen. Whilst part of the Minutemen, The Comedian had a relationship with his fellow team mate Sally Jupiter aka The Silk Spectre. This resulted in Sally becoming pregnant with her Daughter Laurie. He was sadistic and enjoyed beating up the villains a bit too much. As a result of his heavy handedness he was expelled from the Minutemen.
Sally never told Blake that Laurie was his daughter until many years later when The Comedian tried to seduce Laurie, the 2nd Silk Spectre. Luckily Sally stepped in before things went too far.
The Character of the was mainly based in the Charlton Comics character The Peacemaker, with a little bit of Marvel Comics super spy, Nick Fury thrown in for good measure.
|THE COMEDIAN WITH MASK|
|THE COMEDIAN WITH HIS TRADE MARK CIGAR|
His trade mark Smiley Face Badge becomes splattered with blood at the beginning of the WATCHMEN saga, which become the main symbol of the tale.
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