Jumping Jack, the Leaping Phantom

Real Name: Jack Manson

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Wanderer

Affiliations: Unknown

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 Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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