First Appearance: shadowCoin (September 8, 2017)
Known Aliases: Wing Commander D.C. Smythe, RAF
Species: Felis sapiens
Height: 6' 2" (187.96 cm)
Weight: 200 lb (90.718 kg)
Distinguishing Characteristics: Eye patch; distinguished British accent; perpetual scowl
Marital Status: Single
Original Comic: Jeff's self-titled, as yet unpublished The Adventures of D.C. Smythe
When Victor Brown sabotages Velociraptor, he strands Fooker, Sharon, Trudy, and Stewart Johnson in a parallel universe where they are all transformed into anthropomorphic "furry" animals. Before they have much time to adapt to the change, they are confronted by a tall, muscular cat sporting an eye patch, aiming a gun at them. When he learns that the group doesn't have the information he needs, the cat prepares to leave, but is stopped by the Gamester, who is apparently on a first name basis with the stranger. After "pausing" time for everyone but them, the Gamester convinces the cat to help our heroes until the entity can find a way to bring them home. Reluctantly, the cat agrees, taking the "cosmic refugees" under his wing.
We still know very little about D.C. Smythe, other than the fact that he's a British secret agent working with a anti-terrorist coalition to bring down international criminals. He works routinely with a CIA agent named Valerie Smith.
- An early D.C. Smythe cameo
- Another early cameo appears on page six of "Mischief's Night Out"
- The GPF "away team" runs into a cat looking for answers
- Parents, deceased
- Michael N. Smythe, younger brother
- Sir Reginald Alistair Smythe, Earl of Salisbury, paternal uncle
D.C. Smythe is one of Jeff's oldest regularly drawn characters, with the earliest dated sketches and comics stretching back to 1985. By the time Jeff graduated from high school, D.C.'s exploits had reached over 140 individual "issues" and several mini-series, which he collected into a series of binders as a means of both preserving and lending out the comics. Jeff reworked the character's premise in the early 1990s to avoid potential copyright and trademark entanglements, since the earliest version of the character was pretty much a "parody of a parody". D.C. is a central figure within Jeff's overall "multiverse", and likely would have been his first published project if GPF hadn't accidentally come into existence.