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Name: Jack

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #153 (Sep. 1972): "Captain America--Hero or Hoax?"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney

Number of Appearances: 2

Enemy of: Jack Monroe, The Grand Director

Allies: Falcon, Leila Taylor, Jody Casper, Rafe Michel, unnamed diner patron

Location: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Race: black

Gender: male

Note: admired Falcon for coming down on crimeboss Morgan

Jack approved of how the Harlem-based super-hero was helping out in the community, despite the fact that some people (such as Rafe and Leila Taylor) criticized Falcon as an "Uncle Tom" and a "sellout."

In panel 3 on page 15 in Captain America (vol. 1) #153, Sam Wilson (secretly the Falcon) overheard Jack and Jack's friend talking about the Falcon. Sam heard Jack say: "--Falcon came down on Morgan like the big man was nothin'. Put some hurt like you wouldn't believe on that fat dude and his boys!"

Jack's friend agreed, saying: "Shoot, Jack-- I saw him cleanin' up that pusher-man a couple a' weeks back! He's outta-sight!"

Sam Wilson felt better about things after overhearing that exchange. He left the diner thinking, "Well, all right! That'll brighten up any superhero's morning!"

Later Jack can be seen coming to the Falcon's rescue after the Harlem hero was captured by a mentally unstable William Burnside and Jack Monroe - the Captain America and Bucky replacements from the 1950s.

On page 5 in Captain America (vol. 1) #154, the Falcon's nephew Jody Casper and his friend Chunky tell local community leaders Leila Taylor and Rafe Michel that they saw the Falcon being beaten an captured by Burnside and Monroe. At first Rafe scoffs at doing anything, because he regards the Falcon as a sellout to "Whitey."

But Jack's friends (the one who wears sunglasses and another man wearing vertically-striped pants) overhears what Rafe is saying, and comes to the Falcon's defense. In panel 1 on page 6, Jack's friend tells Rafe: "A minute of your time, there, Brother. I think you got the Falcon figured wrong. He's done a lot of good for the neighborhood -- somethin' I ain't seen your gang gettin' on too often. And besides-- no matter what you think about him -- the Falcon's still black."

The words that Jack's friend speaks convince Leila Taylor that they should help the Falcon and she helps convince Rafe, who asks, "What do you want me to do?"

Jack's friend responds: "Get up a crowd, man-- all the brothers you can find, who don't mind a little action."

Rafe and Leila head out to organize a crowd of Harlemites to help the Falcon. Jack's friends -- the unnamed diner patron who always wears sunglasses and the man wearing vertically-striped pants, head off to do the same. An hour later, they converge on Tyler's Warehouse and rescue the Falcon from Burnside and Monroe.

During the battle with the super-strong Monroe and Burnside, the crowd finally knocks Monroe out. One member of the crowd, who wears a long-sleeve shirt and vertically striped pants, says: "He's out, Jack! Let's get the other one!"

The man who says this is the same person (Jack's friend) who earlier in the issue convinced Leila and Rafe to help come to Falcon's rescue.

Jack replies to his friend, saying: "Sure, but did you see... how he [Monroe] hated us...?"

Jack's friend says: "Forget it! Save the Falcon!"

By the way, it is important to not confuse the black Harlem resident named "Jack" with Jack Monroe, a white man who is the Bucky replacement from the 1950s. Although Jack Monroe plays a prominent part in Captain America (vol. 1) #154, at this time his real name ("Jack Monroe") had never yet been revealed. He thought he was the original Bucky Barnes.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America