Anthro the caveboy from the Who's Who, on white background

Anthro the caveboy

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Anthro the first boy on Earth was briefly a thing at DC in 1968/69, with his own short-lived series. He might have been soon forgotten, but becoming with the Crisis in 1985 he became a handy bloke to meet during time-travel adventures and cosmic crises, to signify prehistory.

These notes almost solely exist to have his official Mayfair DC Heroes stats handy. Back when this article was done, the second edition of the game (which had these stats) was both difficult to find and pointlessly expensive.



  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Ne-ahn (father), Emba (stepmother), Lart (brother), Do-ahn (uncle).
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Group Affiliation: Bear tribe.
  • Height: 5’2” Weight: 133lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Anthro is a boy in excellent physical shape and with a gift for combat.

However, his greatest power and weapon is his quick-to-adapt mind and his ability to show compassion for an enemy.


The dinosaurs had long since died off and the Neanderthal Man was giving way to the Cro-Magnon. Homo sapiens sapiens was finally coming into its own.

(Apparently, Cro-Magnon was then seen as a spontaneous, evolutionary mutation from Neanderthal. Or at least it was by comic book writers. But this view of human evolution might well be true in a super-hero universe).

Anthro the cave boy by George Perez

Societies were forming, people were coming together, and times were moving forward without stop. Yet, this was a world caught in the moment of change. The old existed side-by-side with the new, while resenting that its time was over.

Into this world was born Anthro, the first Cro-Magnon boy. His Neanderthal father still firmly clutched to the roots of the past. Ne-ahn was chief of the Bear Tribe, and Anthro’s mother, deceased, was from another tribe long thought destroyed.

With no permanent home to speak of, the Bear Tribe lived a nomadic existence, trying to survive the hostile elements in an ever changing world, the dawn of civilization.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Anthro, the first boy on Earth

Dex 06 Str 03 Bod 04 Motivation Responsibility
Int 05 Wil 05 Min 05 Occupation Cave boy
Inf 04 Aur 04 Spi 05 Resources 001
Init 017 HP 045

Martial artist: 05, Military science (Tracking): 05, Weaponry (Cro-Magnon weapons): 06

Area Knowledge (Prehistoric countryside), Leadership, Scholar (Hunting).

Bear tribe (High).

Misc. Anthro is extremely primitive.

Stone axe [BODY 04, EV 03 (04 w/STR)].

Compiled By Sébastien Andrivet (stats from 2nd edition, history from Who’s Who).

Source of Character: Showcase comics (DCU).