Dart of Freak Force (Savage Dragon Comics)


(Jill August)


These are early, mostly technical notes about this early Savage Dragon character. The original Dart appeared in 1993, which also means she popped up in multiple crossovers with other Image characters, who would later split off into separate universes.


  • Real Name: Jill August.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Member of the Special Operatives Strikeforce, former member of Freak Force and the Chicago Police Department.
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago.
  • Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

Dart his in top physical shape. She’s trained in a number of forms of martial arts.

She possesses an uncanny aiming ability that she uses with deadly accuracy.


When Jill August and her friend, Terri Holmes were assaulted in a Detroit bar, Jill was pushed backward into a dart board. As their assailants pressed their advantage, Jill instinctively hurled darts. She impaled the attackers with pin-point accuracy, blinding one man and castrating another.

She took up the guise as Dart upon discovering her deadly ability. She got training where she could and found that her athletic background made her a natural for learning martial arts.

Freak Force

Dart fought crime briefly in the Detroit area until she was hired away by the Chicago PD to join what was unofficially called, their “Freak Force” program. It was there where she met Dragon, Rapture, Horridus and Ricochet who was, at the time, too young to join the department.

Later still, all member of the team, except Dragon, left the CPD because of the various restrictions. They formed the group of super-powered bounty hunters called Freak Force.

Recently, Dart became a member of Special Operations Strikeforce, a government-based squadron of superhuman adventurers. On a S.O.S. mission, both of Dart’s legs were burned off. Her current state of being is as yet unrevealed.


See illustration.


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DC Universe History

The parallel with the Chicago Underworld depicted in Hawkman should be obvious, and the Freak Force program would be quite logical. She might also be a Conglomerate member.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Cop
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 040

Acrobatics*: 07, Detective*: 03, Martial artist: 09, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms, missile): 11

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Freak Force (High), Chicago P.D. (High).

Public ID. Dart later acquired a CPR by losing her legs.


  • Darts (x24) [BODY 02, EV 03, Grenade drawback, Dart Bonus].
  • Explosive darts (x2) [BODY 01, EV 06, Grenade drawback].
  • Incendiary darts (x2) [BODY 01, Flame project: 04, Grenade drawback].
  • Smoke darts (x2) [BODY 02, EV 01, Fog: 08, Grenade drawback].
  • Tear gas darts (x2) [BODY 02, EV 01, Chemical attack: 07, Grenade drawback].
  • Laughing gas dart (x1) [BODY 02, EV 01, Chemical attack: 07, Grenade drawback].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Image Comics.

Helper(s): the Savagedragon.com site, Peter Piispanen.