Real Name: Jack Flash
Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Mercurian)
Occupation: School boy
Known Relatives: "Pa" Flash (father, scientist), "Ma" Flash, Jet Flash (brother), Jane Flash (sister)
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Beano #355 (D.C.Thomson, 19 February 1949-58); Nutty (1980)
Powers/Abilities: Able to fly, apparently at great speed. His power seems to originate from wings on his ankles.
History: The son of the leading scientist on Mercury, Jack Flash crash-lands his father's ship off the south coast of England, and proceeds to have adventures for several years, initially in the Cornish village of Colbay and then further afield.
Comments: Created by Dudley Watkins.
Jack Flash was reworked as Jackie Flash, a female version, for girls' comic Mandy. In spite of the similar name and powers the two characters are quite distinct from one another.
The forties version of this character was illustrated by Dudley Watkins. Thanks to Jim Croasdale for additional information on the artist for this character.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Jackie Flash, his female counterpart
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