Captain Stingaree is a foe of the Batman, a criminal who commits crimes using a pirate motif.
Born one of a set of quadruplets, Karl Courtney was always the black sheep of the family. Adopting the alias of Karl Crossman, Courtney became a small-time crook, a failure who was arrested in Central City. Convicted, Karl shared a prison cell with Flash rogue Captain Cold. After being released, Courtney moved to Gotham City, and opened a restaurant in a life-size pirate ship model called "Stingaree". Inspired by the infamous and colorful famous rogues gallery of Gotham City, Karl set out to become a costumed criminal.Donning a cutlass and pirate outfit, Karl becomes Captain Stingaree and begins to establish himself into Gotham's underworld. In his first outing, Captain Stingaree attempts to uncover Batman's secret identity.
Captain Stingaree joined the Secret Society of Super-Villains after his old cellmate Captain Cold helped him escape prison during a jailbreak. Teaming up with Cold and Captain Boomerang, the three captains went on a crime spree kidnapping other captains to show supremacy over air, land and sea, before they are taken down by Captain Comet and Black Canary. (Secret Society of Super-Villains #6 (April 1977))
Captain Stingaree meets at an old warehouse with other enemies of Batman. While there, Stingaree and the other villains brand Talia Al Ghul a traitor. While Talia escapes, Captain Stingaree is accidentally frozen by Mr. Freeze in the confusion. (Detective Comics #526) Later, Captain Stingaree makes his last Post-Crisis appearance alongside The Cavalier fighting the Secret Six.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Captain Stingaree is a skilled swordsman.