Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Highwayman, crimefighter
Affiliations: Moll Moonlight (partner)
Enemies: "Creepy" Crawley, Silas Loring, the Wolf Man, "Spider" Webb
Known Relatives: Jack Justice (descendant)
Base of Operations: England
First Appearance: Radio Fun (1959)
Powers/Abilities: Resourceful, good swordsman and hand-to-hand fighter.
History: Jack O'Justice was a crime fighter in the early 18th century.
Comments: Writer Hugh McNeill was chosen to start off a series of Dick Turpin strips intended to appear on the back page of the original large-page format Sun. Called "Highway Days", the strip introduced a new companion for Turpin - a girl comrade, Moll Moonlight. These strips were originally light-hearted affairs but soon after the format of the comic changed, so too did the Turpin stories. The readers were suddenly plunged into the Gothic horror genre of the "penny bloods" and Turpin and Moll Moonlight found themselves in a series of adventures set in haunted manor houses where weird happenings were very much the order of the day and the chief villain was the evil master criminal "Creepy" Crawley. Later the strips were reprinted in Radio Fun and then Valiant with the title character renamed Jack O'Justice. After several years new strips were created for the pair of heroes, and eventually his strip was replaced by the adventures of his descendant Jack Justice.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Jack Justice, his modern day descendant
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