Geek of Black Ops (Image Comics) with HERB


(Herbert Weisenthal)

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Geek is a member of one of those many super-elite, heavily-armed, capable-of-dealing-with-superhuman military squads in the early Image Universe. He appeared in the 1996 Limited Series Black Ops.

Here are Nicolas’ vintage notes. We’d like to upgrade them at some point, but these guys are rather low-priority.


  • Real Name: Herbert Eugene Weisenthal.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Abraham (Father), Fran (Mother).
  • Group Affiliation: Black Ops.
  • Base Of Operations: Department PSI.
  • Height: 5’4” Weight: 127 lbs. Age: 15
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Geek is a hacking genius and inventor.


Weisenthal was caught hacking into the computer heart of IO, I-Core. When Black Ops moved in to seal the leak, it was decided to employ the talented young hacker, instead of terminating him.

As technical support for the team, Geek’s proven himself invaluable.

When Black Ops made contact with Crane, he found a pile of junk meant to be an IO combat mecha . He took upon himself to rebuilt it, and to use it to see some action along his teammates.


Geek is a young teenager. He’s the very model of the young technological genius, with glasses and everything.


Geek is fascinated by all the techno wonders IO, and later Department PSI, offers him.

He likes his teammates and the way they have adopted him.

Though a genius hacker, he wouldn’t use someone else’s hacking equipment, thinking it’s not cool.

He’s gamemastering a solo AD&D campaign for GQ.


“Wow !… Coool !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation : Thrill of Adventure
Int: 08 Wil: 07 Min: 05 Occupation : Tech-Support
Inf: 02 Aur: 01 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth} : 05
Init: 013 HP: 030

Detective (Clue Analysis, Legwork)*: 08, Gadgetry: 09, Scientist*: 08, Thief (Security System): 07

Genius, Scholar (Hacking).

CIA (Technological wonders), Innocent.

HERB’s Remote [BODY 03, Radio Communication: 05].

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Image (Wildstorm Universe), Black Ops miniseries.