Ruby-Spears Character
Shadow Thief
Real Name  MacFarlane
Species  Human
Homeworld  Earth
Universe  Earth-1A
Hair Color  brown
Eye Color  brown
Apprentice to 
Affiliation  LexCorp
Shadow gang
Base  Metropolis
Enemy of 
Weaponry  Shadow suit
Played by   ??


The Shadow Thief is a supervillain that worked for Lex Luthor. He was a low life criminal named MacFarlane who lived in Suicide Slum, in an apartment he considered a "dump." After LexCorp developed the Shadow suit, Luthor gave it to him so that he could use it to commit crimes. The media dubbed him "The Shadow Thief." He wanted a raise for his good work so that he could get out of the apartment he was living in, but first Lex wanted to be certain the suit worked so he tested it out himself and recruited a gang. Luthor gets away in the end, but the shadow gang is captured by Superman.

Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, the Shadow Thief is Carl Sands, whose origin is completely different and has no connection to Superman. On that Earth, Shadow Thief is an enemy of Hawkman.


MacFarlane's apartment complex


The Shadow Thief first appeared in The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 # 36 (July 1961).[1]


Superman, TV series (1988):


  1. Go to DC Database for more on The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 # 36, published in July 1961.

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