Becky Burdock, Vampire Reporter

Real Name: Becky Burdock

Identity/Class: Vampire

Occupation: Reporter

Affiliations: Jack Staff; Harold Bramble

Enemies: The Shadow Man; Sergeant States

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Castleton

First Appearance: Jack Staff #1 (Dancing Elephant Press, April 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Becky has the classic vampire powers - able to turn into mist or bats, superstrength, etc.

History: Becky Burdock was born and raised in Castletown and as a child was inseperable from her Mister Bunny toy. Going back for her toy got her stuck in the middle of Jack Staff's last battle against Hurricane, with mass destruction a-plenty. Shesubsequently forgot about this through unexplained mystical means, but it left a mark. Twenty years the adult Becky had become a reporter working for The World's Press, a "sleazy down market tabloid that makes The Sport look like a bastion of truth and integrity". After "the Kingston business" (unexplained to date) Becky found that the World's Press was the only paper willing to hire her, and this in turn led her to investigate the Castleton Slasher murders. It was during this case that she first met Jack Staff.

Sadly for Becky she also became one of the Slasher's victims, though she was luckier than most of the others; the slasher proved to be a vampire, and she came back as one herself.

Now Becky continues with her journalistic endeavours, along with a possible romance with Harold Bramble (the son of "Bramble and Son, Vampire Hunters"), and fielding offers she can't refuse from living Shadows. She drinks tomato juice as a blood substitute, and has openly stated she wants out of Jack Staff's weird life, but soon after saying that she got caught up in the Hurricane/Rage-Attacks incident.

Comments: Created by Paul Grist.

She's been regularly plagued with nightmares about an oncoming darkness and said darkness wanting her- add that to the Man of Shadow's offer and it appears she's being recruited into the war mentioned in the "Soldiers" storyline of Jack Staff Vol2.

Thanks to Charles Ellis for additional information.


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