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Spear of Destiny


Per Degaton




30 AD

First Appearance

The Golden Age of Justice!


When Jesus Christ was crucified, as a method of verifying his death, a Roman centurion named Longinus was ordered to stab Christ's side with his spear. With humble beginnings in Golgotha, the simple weapon became known as the Spear of Longinus and was said to have mystical power. Those who wield it have the ability to drain the life essence from their enemies and render them old and withered. A button on the shaft can also reverse the age progression.

During World War II, the Spear came into the possession of Per Degaton. Unable to conquer the beach head held by Degaton, the Allies recruited the Justice Society of America for help. In the battle, Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance) used her Canary Cry to sabotage the Spear. When Degaton tried to use it, he was vaporized and was suspended in anti-particles. The JSA confiscated Degaton's costume and the Spear, and locked it away at their headquarters' JSA Vault.

Decades later, Degaton's assistant Professor Zee, infiltrated JSA Headquarters and restored Per Degaton. Armed with the Spear and a new army, he marched on Gotham City. Thanks to the late arrival of Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and Wildcat, the other heroes were restored to youthful ages. The Spear was also sabotaged by the latest Black Canary. However, upon using it, Degaton was reduced to a frail, old man and collapsed. Most likely, the JSA re-confiscated the Spear.