Black Sapper

This version of the Sapper is drawn by Ian KennedyReal Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Normal human, user of advanced technology

Occupation: Originally master criminal; later adventurer

Affiliations: Marot

Enemies: Commander Breeze of Scotland Yard

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Active worldwide

First Appearance: Rover #384 (D.C.Thomson, 24 August 1929 - Text); Beezer #196 (17 October 1959 - strip); Hotspur (1971-73)

Powers/Abilities: Genius inventor. Uses the "Earthworm", a burrowing machine with diamond-hard drills, to rob banks.

History: Black Sapper began his career as a bank robber, stealing from the Bank of England with the help of the mechanic Marot. His main opponent was Commander Breeze of the Yard. An invasion from Khansu eventually pushed the Sapper onto the side of the law, where he applied his genius with equal success.

Comments: Black Sapper's usual artist was Terry Patrick, who also drew 'Red Star Robinson'. There is an interesting article that tells a little about Terry Patrick and DC Thomson on this site here. Thanks to Jim Croasdale for additional information on the artists for this character, as well as the address of the above website.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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