First appearance: WildC.A.T.S #1 (1992)

As a former member of the WildC.A.T.S, and a current occupant of DC’s New 52 universe, Grifter is one of those under-the-radar characters that just can’t seem to catch on as a solo act. It’s a shame, too, because Grifter has a decent look and he’s skilled with a gun. But when it comes down to personality and plots, he just can’t hang with the company’s prime time players.

Grifter is a character of action, and, as a result, it seems like all of the most important storytelling aspects get lost in the shuffle. In a movie, the sad fact is that Grifter would just wind up looking like something out of G.I. Joe rather than The Dark Knight. Maybe in a few years DC will figure him out for the big screen. Or not.