This article is about the comic book character. For the brand of tools, see Kobalt (tools). For the Kobalt revolver, see OTs-01 Kobalt.

Kobalt, artist Eric Battle
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Kobalt #1, (June 1994)
Created by John Rozum (writer)
Arvell Jones (artist)
In-story information
Abilities Acrobat and martial artist.

Kobalt is a fictional character, a comic book superhero published by DC Comics. He first appears in Kobalt #1 (June 1993), and was created by John Rozum and Arvell Jones.

Publication history

Kobalt was somewhat a super-hero, but had built a ruthless and fierce reputation. Some criminals even believed he was a cannibal. Kobalt carries a vendetta against the St. Cloud organization. Kobalt's first appearance was in Kobalt #1 as he harasses some of the employees of St. Cloud. After the battle, Kobalt learns from another vigilante, Clover, several of Cloud's men are manipulating his organization for profit and other sinister purposes, without Cloud being aware of it.

Despite this, Kobalt refuses to team up with Clover. He insists on no new partners ever and it is soon learned he had at least one before, who had managed to set up a very illegal phone line that only a few know about. One of these people is the father of Page, an inept superhero groupie. Kobalt owes Page's father and he calls this in, wanting him to train his son to be a genuine superhero.

Later, Page is videotaped battling the villain 'Slick' in an incident involving a seemingly empty armored car. This is caught on video, alerting the criminal underworld. Page's father sees the fight and regrets his decision to allow Page to be a hero. St. Cloud himself realizes Kobalt is real and not just an excuse his employees use to cover their own incompetence. Kobalt himself believes that his reputation as a demonic force is absolutely ruined. Increased resistance in a later battle supports this theory in Kobalt's mind, but this train of thought is interrupted by the appearance of Hardware.

Kobalt was of Cuban descent. Kobalt also appeared in Shadow Cabinet #14 and Static Shock!: The Rebirth of the Cool #4.

It is currently unknown if Kobalt will make an appearance in the DC Universe after the two universes were combined together by Dharma.

Supporting characters

Kobalt's sidekick Page, artist Jamal Igle

External links

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