Real Name: Chick Harris

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Movie actor, martial artist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Speedball (Robbie Baldwin)

Enemies: "Proletariat"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Probably Hollywood, California

First Appearance: Speedball#3/2 (November, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Chick was a skilled martial artist and probably a halfway decent actor too.

History: (Speedball#3/2)- In town promoting his new movie, Chick stopped at Springdale High School where he gave a speech for the students the importance of helping out in the world around you. He followed this up with a martial arts display, but it was interrupted however when a group of men in ski-masks calling themselves "Proletariat" who took hostages and demanded that Chick's movie company pay them a ransom.

Chick, not wanting innocents to get hurt, complied with the hostage takers, but Robbie Baldwin got away and became Speedball. When Speedball showed up and fought the hostages, Chick helped out. Afterwards, as Speedball was leaving Chick called out trying to convince him to become a stuntman.

Comments: Created by Steve Ditko, Jo Duffy and Bruce Patterson

This was the story where Speedball first discovered that bullets bounce of him. That's gotta be a load off the mind.

by Patrick D Ryall


Chick Harris has no known relation to:

The group of men in ski masks who referred to themselves as "proletariat" considered themselves to be poor and opressed. They took hostages at Springdale high and demanded that Chick Harris's movie company pay a ransom, but the appearance of Speedball put a quick end to their hostage situation. They didn't even get a chance for their demands to be heard by the movie company...


Images taken from:

Speedball#3, page 26, panel 3
Speedball#3, page 25, panel 6

Last updated: 09/12/04

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