Character Bios

Nite Owl II

Dan Dreiberg is the second Nite Owl, whose superhero career was inspired by the first Nite Owl, Hollis Mason (of the original Minutemen), and his own love of owls, legends and mythology. After his father, a wealthy banker, left him an enormous fortune, Nite Owl II became a vigilante in the mold of Bruce Wayne.

He began his career in the ’60s working briefly with the Crimebusters and alongside fellow crimefighter Rorschach/Walter Kovacs to take on organized crime, during which he learned to be a skilled fighter with gadgets. He invested his money creating numerous owl-themed gear and gadgets, including his owl ship, the Archimedes, or "Archie" - an airship equipped with flamethrowers and missiles. But when the Keene Act of 1977 forced him into retirement, he packed in his gear.

In 1985, he and his future wife Silk Spectre II / Laurie Juspeczyk, resurrect their super-hero personas when they break Rorschach / Walter Kovacs out of prison in order to thwart a nefarious scheme that threatens to kill millions of people.