Not to be confused with Goldenface.
For the 1967 superhero film, see Goldface, the Fantastic Superman.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern #38 (July, 1965)
Created by Gil Kane
In-story information
Alter ego Keith Kenyon
Team affiliations Union 242
Underground Society
Abilities Superhuman strength and durability due to gold-based elixir

Goldface is a DC Comics fictional character, originally a foe of Green Lantern (Hal Jordan).

Publication history

Goldface was first seen in Green Lantern #38 (July 1965)[1] and was created by Gil Kane.

Fictional character biography

Keith Kenyon is a criminal scientist. He drinks a gold-based serum he has been working on. This grants him superhuman strength and invulnerability. He also exhibits a golden glow.

Gold being yellow gives him a great advantage over the superhero Green Lantern, as his powers do not work on that color. However, he is defeated while trying to steal sunken gold needed for his endeavors.

Goldface creates gold-plated armor and a 'gold-gun' which sprays liquid gold. After many clashes with Green Lantern, Kenyon decides to change his motif and ruthlessly began taking over criminal empires. Over time, his flesh itself became a kind of organic metal.[1]

At some point his origin was retconned so that he was not a criminal scientist by trade, but a student of political science at the University of California, Coast City, who had discovered a sunken chest of gold contaminated by toxic waste that gave him his powers. The son of a prominent labor union leader, Kenyon initially rebelled against his blue-collar father by pursuing great wealth through a career as a supercriminal.[1]

Kenyon eventually moves to Central City and becomes a foe of the Flash (Barry Allen). After serving time, Kenyon moves to Keystone City and, following in his father's footsteps, becomes an honest union leader himself, and now leads Keystone City's largest labor force.[1]

He was most recently a supporting character in the stories of Wally West, the previous Flash, prominently featured in a story arc that had his ex-wife, Blacksmith and her Rogues taking over Keystone and Central City.

His activities post the One Year Later jump are unknown.

Powers and abilities

Goldface’s skin has been altered by exposure to his elixir making him nearly invulnerable to damage. His elixir has enhanced his strength, agility and endurance. He wears armor crafted from the gold he found that offers some protection from physical and energy attacks and often utilises weapons based on the gold he found.

In other media




  1. 1 2 3 4 Greenberger, Robert (2008), "Goldface", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 140, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017

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