Created by: Kurt Busiek
1st appearance: Astro City vol.2 #11, 19
Team Affiliations: None
Legal Status: U.S.A citizen with no criminal record
Height: 6’7″ Weight: 280 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 mixed martial arts and gymnastics.
Powers: He had his speed, strength and stamina enhanced to superhuman levels by being immersed in an unknown substance. He has razor sharp claws on each hand and a warped demonic body which secretes acid.
Born into a family known for heroics this third generation would be hero was born after his father Jack in the Box 2 had died. Soon after his birth he was taken into the future by “The Brothers of Trouble” to escape what was called “the wasting”. After years of training Jerome was bathed in a chemical compound which gave him superhuman abilities. Apparently the process unhinged his mind as he started viewing the many jokes his father used in battle as a kind of Bible and doctrine. He traveled back in time to meet his father but upon realizing he wasn’t the man he thought he was, joined forces with The Box to try and kill him. He was defeated and jailed before returning to his own time.