Artemis Crock
Artemis Crock as Tigress, as depicted in JSA #17 (December 2000).
Art by Stephen Sadowski.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceInfinity, Inc. #34 (January 1987)
Created byRoy Thomas
Todd McFarlane
In-story information
Team affiliationsInjustice Society
Dead Hero Club
Secret Society of Super Villains
Notable aliasesTigress
  • Highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist
  • Above-average agility, endurance, stamina and reflexes
  • Expert markswoman and swordswoman

Artemis Crock is a fictional comic book character, appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. First appearing in Infinity, Inc. #34 (January 1987), she has appeared as both a supervillain and superhero, usually using her first name as her alias.[1] Artemis is also one of many characters to use the name Tigress. In addition, she is also the daughter of Sportsmaster and Paula Brooks.

Outside of comic books, Artemis has appeared in Young Justice, voiced by Stephanie Lemelin, and Stargirl, portrayed by Stella Smith. Additionally, a character inspired by Artemis named Evelyn Sharp appears in Arrow, portrayed by Madison McLaughlin.

Publication history

Artemis Crock debuted in Infinity, Inc. #34 (January 1987) and was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Todd McFarlane.

Fictional character biography

Artemis Crock is the daughter of the Golden Age villains Paula Brooks and Crusher Crock. She had taken up a career in crime, modeled after that of her parents, but only after some years did she take on the mantle of Tigress.

During the DC mini-series Legends, the people of America were turned against heroes, and law was made that no one could operate legally wearing a costume. This did not affect the villains much, as they were already breaking the law. For Artemis Crock it proved an opportune time to break her parents out of the Empire State Detention Center. Calling herself only Artemis she joined the Wizard in his new Injustice Society – which he called Injustice Unlimited. They overcame the security at the International Trade Conference in Calgary, Canada, namely Infinity, Inc. and a contingent of the Global Guardians and forced the heroes to help in some mayhem. For Artemis, she took Nuklon and Rising Sun to New York and, with their help, freed the elder felons. They all returned to Calgary to share in the stolen wealth but the plan went haywire when Hourman revived and freed himself, as well as when Solomon Grundy was brought in from the Arctic Circle. It was Solomon who incapacitated Artemis and her parents, but in the confusion they were able to escape.[2]

Only weeks later Artemis again joined with the Icicle and Hazard, as well as the new Harlequin, the Dummy, and Solomon Grundy. The Dummy wanted to head a revived Injustice Unlimited and planned to murder the members of Infinity Inc. to make a name for themselves. Their first target - Skyman - was successfully killed by the Harlequin and then Artemis went after Jade. After believing her dead, Artemis returned to her cohorts. A plan was hatched to bring all the remaining Infinitors to Stellar Studios and kill them, a plan defeated only by the unwillingness of Hazard to cooperate, and the sudden reappearance of Jade and Brainwave Jr (both of whom had been thought dead). During the fight, Artemis went one-on-one with Wildcat and lost. In the end Artemis was given over to law enforcement.[3]

Artemis later changed her codename to Tigress and became on-again, off-again lovers with the second Icicle. He invited her back into the reformation of the Injustice Society. She helped him, Wizard, Solomon Grundy, Gentleman Ghost, Rag Doll and Thinker break into JSA headquarters and steal the Prometheus Key, a key that is used to open doors between reality and magic. This allowed Johnny Sorrow who had asked the Wizard to bring him back, to re-enter the Earth.

During the Infinite Crisis storyline, Artemis appeared as a member of Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains. She later appeared in the Justice League Wedding Special.

Icicle and Tigress later alternately work with and against Hourman and Liberty Belle in a quest to locate a magical artifact.[4]

In 2010, Isabelle Rose Mahkent is born. She is the daughter of the Tigress and the Icicle.[5]

Artemis Crock appeared in The Flash vol. 5, #61 during DC Rebirth. [6]

The New 52

In The New 52 reboot of DC's continuity, a new version of Artemis was introduced in the Culling crossover in Teen Titans and Legion of Super-Heroes books. Here, she is a human with no powers, but has been trained to be a strong fighter. She helps the Teen Titans get their bearings before the Culling begins and introduces them to other meta-teens that villain Harvest has collected. After the Titans are taken, a member of Harvest's crew tries to put her in a state of rage. She fights back and refuses to kill other kids, but instead is killed. Her death helps motivate the Teen Titans and the Legion Lost to join to take down Harvest.[7] At the end of the series, the Titans discover that Artemis was healed by the Colonel of Harvest's facility, as part of a second phase of Harvest's plans.[8]

Powers and abilities

Tigress/Artemis possesses no superhuman abilities, however, she is an expert archer, swordswoman and markswoman. Artemis is also a highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, along with the use of various gadgets (including her compact crossbow, knives, nets, and bolas).

In other media


Artemis Crock in the first season of Young Justice


Video games


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  2. ^ Infinity, Inc. #35-37. DC Comics.
  3. ^ Infinity Inc. #51-53. DC Comics.
  4. ^ Second feature in JSA All Stars. DC Comics.
  5. ^ JSA All-Stars #11 (December 2010). DC Comics.
  6. ^ The Flash #Vol. 5 #61
  7. ^ Teen Titans vol. 4 Annual #1 (May 2012). DC Comics.
  8. ^ Teen Titans vol. 4 Annual #3. DC Comics.
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