The Box (Character)

The Box

Real Name: Jerome Jackson

Publisher: Image Comics, Wildstorm Comics

Created by:  Kurt Busiek

1st appearance: Astro City vol.2 #11, 1997

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: U.S.A citizen with no criminal record

Height: 6’4″              Weight: 250 lbs

Eyes: Brown         Hair: black

Known Relatives: Jack in the Box 1 (Grandfather, deceased), Tamara (Mother, deceased), Grandmother (Deceased), Jack in the Box 2 (Father, deceased)

Skills and abilities: Skilled in engineering

Powers: He had his speed, strength and stamina enhanced by cybernetics. His cybernetic eye can see into the electromagnetic spectrum. One arm has been converted to an independent thinking cybernetic puppet wielding both a chainsaw and a gun. His legs have also permanently been altered into a towering height. As the need arises he has continued to enhance himself.


Born into a family known for heroics Jerome Johnson came into life months after his father Jack in the Box 2 had died. He grew up blissfully unaware of his true lineage until the age of twelve. From then onwards he tried to emulate his deceased father and grandfather. Untrained but needing an edge he subjected himself to cybernetic enhancements to compensate and after each injury continued to modify his body until he was more machine than man. His cold and viscous bid to end crime did not work however it only lead to more violent outbursts from criminals. Feeling defeated and demoralized his unhinged mind came to a realization; he had not failed as a hero, his father Jack in the Box 2 had. He traveled back in time to kill his father for both abandoning him and failing to in his eyes protect the innocent and stop crime. Box met an alternate timeline version of himself called “The Jackson” both were defeated and jailed by their father Jack in the Box 2 before going back to his own time.


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