Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human, user of advanced technology
Occupation: Originally master criminal; later adventurer
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.
Black Sapper in his first appearance.
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
any other Black characters
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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