Detective * Martial Arts B * Card Games
The Mighty League of the Just
While playing his favorite card game -- blackjack -- at police headquarters, "Blackjack" Jones was pulled away to interview a wounded robber about his gang. Heading out to the old Larson Mansion where they were said to be holed up, Jones was captured and, as chance would have it, was walled up with a playing card: the Jack of spades. Managing to work the card through the concrete, Jack was able to breathe until Mr. Larson happened by.
Larson, who was not part of the gang, suggested to Jack that he let the criminals believe he had died and adopt a vengeful new identity: Black Jack. Apart from being physically fit, Black Jack has no superpowers. A black Jack is his calling card; the hero's most noteworthy foes were, not surprisingly, named Poker Face and Black Seven.