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Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

The Original Universe


Full Name: Samuel Emerson Bradley
Occupation: Private Investigator
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Male
Height: 6'
Weight: 182 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Detective Comics #1 (March 1937)
Creators: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster


Part of a family of adventurers, Slam Bradley was a two-fisted private dick in the 1930s and 40s, who fought the good fight together with his partner, "Shorty" Morgan. Together, they battled "Oriental menaces" as well as street criminals. They worked together with the police, federal investigators, fire departments, and law enforcement officers from all over the world. Decades later, "Shorty" was killed by drug dealers.

In more recent years, the aged Slam joined a cadre of famous detectives (including Roy Raymond, Human Target, Captain Compass, and others) to solve the murder of their fellow detective Archie Evergreen. Still later, Slam also participated in a case in London with the Batman, Robin, the Elongated Man, and a man who was allegedly Sherlock Holmes himself.

Slam has resurfaced in Gotham, recently hired by the mayor of Gotham City to track down the current whereabouts of Catwoman; once she revealed herself to him, he agreed not to divulge her location to the mayor and has developed a working relationship with her.


For a definitive list of appearances of Slam Bradley in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #21 (November 1986)