Jumping Jack, the Leaping Phantom
Real Name: Jack Manson
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Enemies: Isaac Flint
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Spring-Heeled Jack
Base of Operations: England, c.the early 19th century (Georgian era, rather than Victorian).
First Appearance: Hotspur (1969)
Powers/Abilities: A master of disguise, as well as being able to make giant leaps using his spring-heeled boots.
History: Jack Manson had dedicated himself to a crusade against injustice and cruelty. A wanderer with many disguises, who roamed "ye olde England" battling injustice using a number of disguises. His main identity was that of the Leaping Phantom, which used the disguise of a phantom with a glowing face mask, and his amazing spring-heeled boots which enabled him to make tremendous leaps.
Comments: Another hero inspired by the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack. One other was Spring-Heeled Jackson (who appeared in the Hornet). At least some of his appearances were under the title Spring-Heeled Jack.
Thanks to Stephen Montgomery for providing me with information on this character.
Below: Jack, in and out of costume.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Phantoms
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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