The Jackson (Character)

The Jackson

Created by:  Kurt Busiek

1st appearance: Astro City vol.2 #11, 19

Nationality: American

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.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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