List of Jam Urban Adventure Characters

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The following is a list of characters who appear in stories that are related (however tangentially) to the Jammer, a fictional costumed hero created by Bernie Mireault.

A[edit]

Name Description First appearance
A A was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. A was annoyed with the proceedings and wanted to leave. He suggested that Q’s death might have been a suicide. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Abdul (i) Abdul was a Flark assassin who was sent to kill Jane Marble because she dared to work for the Blood King. He was subdued by Jane’s secretary Kludd. Abdul committed suicide while in police custody by smashing his head against the toilet of his holding cell. New Triumph #4[2]
Abdul (ii) Abdul was a Flark who was assigned to guard the Flark’s reluctant weapons master Moses Farouk. He was stationed with a rifle outside Cabin C-1 of the container ship Sea Hag. Abdul was kept entertained by the colorful arguments between Farouk and Rasha. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Achmed Achmed was a Flark assassin who was sent to kill the Blood King. He intercepted a car transporting the king, Jane Marble, and Kludd using a motorcycle he borrowed from Rasha. In the course of the chase, Achmed collided with the car and was tossed off the motorway. He was found later by police in a junkyard impaled on a truck bumper. Achmed and the motorcycle both expired at the scene. The Jam Special #1[4]
Andy Andy is a friend of Dave Brave and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Gerry Atwater Lord Gerry Atwater was Jane Marble’s second husband. He was a friend of Jane’s first husband, John Molson. Jane married Atwater in the 1930s at the time she was performing as the Torch. He had a bad heart and died two years into their marriage. Atwater was generous to her in his will. The Jam, Urban Adventure #7[6]

B[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Beauvais Beauvais is a Montréal homicide captain who was assigned to investigate the deaths of the Flarks Abdul and Achmed. He works with Michel Marble and has a work relationship with Jane Marble. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2.[3]
The Blood King “Blood King”[7] is the name given to a mysterious sheik from an unnamed Arab nation. He is the 11th richest man in the world and the mortal enemy of the Flarks. The Blood King visited Montréal to vacation with some friends and go skiing. He hired Jane Marble to keep him safe during his visit. Jane contracted the Jammer to be the Blood King’s body double. The Jam Special #1[4] (heard off panel); The Jam #2[3] (seen)
Bob (i) Bob is an alcoholic homeless man who is a local fixture of Gordon Kirby’s neighborhood. The Devil’s imps helped Bob steal the Jammer’s costume that Gordie left in an alleyway. Bob wore the costume for warmth until Gordie found him dancing through the mob that was confronting the Flarks at the docks. New Triumph #5[2] (seen)
Bob (ii) Bob is a friend of Fred and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Bob (iii) Bob was in town on business from Texas when he met Gordon Kirby and Rex at the Blue Angel Bar. Bob told them a ghost story about a haunted stretch of highway. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Jesse Bochner Jesse Bochner is a cartoonist friend of Gordon Kirby. He was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
Dave Brave Dave Brave is a friend of Gordon Kirby and a subcontractor for the Jammer. The Jammer met Dave as he was dangling his brother-in-law Roger from a rope on his rooftop. The Jammer persuaded Dave not to kill Roger and they bonded over beers. Gordie later hired Dave to watch his back when he was hired to double for the Blood King. The Jam Special #1[4]
Suzy Brave Suzy is Dave Brave’s estranged wife and the sister of Roger. The Jam Special #1[4] (mentioned); The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10] (seen)
Bug-Eyed Monster Bug-Eyed Monster is a black-and-white striped, bipedal monster. S/he met the Jammer when s/he and Snuuger Dü got lost in Montréal following a storyline. Bug-Eyed Monster is a member of Team Jam. Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology[11] (with Jammer)

C[edit]

Name Description First appearance
C C was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. C couldn’t care less about the murder and actually fell asleep during the investigation. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Douglas Camp Douglas Camp is Gordon Kirby’s lawyer. Gordie saved Camp’s wife from being beaten to death in the street by a religious fanatic with a Bible. Camp told Gordie that if he ever needed a lawyer, to give him a call. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Howard Chackowicz Howard Chackowicz is a Montréal-based artist and musician who is well known for his contributions to the independent comic book scene. He is the drummer for the American Devices. Howard regularly attended the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
Charlena Charlena was an old lady who appeared in Gordon Kirby’s dream. She was judged to be an asshole by the Jammer Omniscient and consigned to the Dirty Coffee Cup of Hell. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1 [12]
Charlie Charlie was a character in the ghost story “Asphalt” that was related to Gordon Kirby by Bob at the Blue Angel Bar. Charlie’s wife Sarah described him as a fine man who got a little crazy when he got behind the wheel of a car. The couple met their end the day Charlie lost control of their pickup and crashed into an asphalt truck. Sarah was thrown from the vehicle, landed in a ditch, and was quickly buried by the molten tar leaking from the truck. Charlie survived the crash but was hit by a car as he frantically searched for his wife. Charlie’s ghost now haunts the stretch of highway where he and his wife died. His flattened form floats above the highway moving from car to car calling looking for Sarah. When Charlie popped up in front of Bob’s windshield, Bob veered off the road and crashed his car. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Cindy Cindy was one of Janet Ditko’s coworkers at her last dead-end office job. To Get Her[9]

D[edit]

Name Description First appearance
D D was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. D played the part of a police officer and arrests the murderer. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Debbie Debbie was a friend and neighbor of Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko. She lives in the apartment building with Kurt. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
The Devil The Devil is the Ruler of Hell. It is his job to make sure that everyone on Earth knows at least a little bit about pain.[14] Gordon Kirby came to the Devil’s attention because his happiness ratings were “off the chart”. The Devil took Gordie on as a special project. He even made a personal appearance at the appreciation party Gordie threw at the Blue Angel Bar after the Flarks affair. The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10]
Janet Ditko Janet Ditko was Gordon Kirby’s girlfriend for ten years. She earned living at office jobs with toxic work environments. Janet practiced kung fu[9] to let off steam and watched brainless television[15] to decompress. Janet hated being poor and couldn’t understand why Gordie refused to grow up and get a real job. His decision to become a comics artist made even less sense to her. Janet eventually quit her office job and took a 6-month teaching job[16] in the northern village of Inukjuak. Janet broke up with Gordie once he learned she was seeing someone else in Inukjuak. New Triumph #4[17]
Dr. Robot and No. 1 Dr. Robot is a kindly old Japanese scientist who built and operates the giant robot No. 1. They helped the Jammer return to Montréal when he got lost following a storyline. Dr. Robot and No. 1 are members of Team Jam. Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology[11] (with Jammer)

E[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Edward Edward was a patient of Dr.Mandigo. He didn’t believe in hypnosis, so Mandingo took great pleasure in hypnotizing him. During one session, Edward recalled an occurrence at the dinner table when he meant to ask his mother to “pass the salt” but instead blurted out “you’ve ruined my life, you bitch!” He also spoke of a sexual attraction to lime Jell-O. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Frank Einstein Frank Einstein, aka Madman, is a paranormal adventurer from Snap City. He met Gordon Kirby in Montréal while pursuing a psychic distress call from Lady Madeline. Gordie asked to tag along so he could learn more about psychic phenomena. The Jammer saw their adventure as essential crimefighter training. Madman/Jam #1[18] (with Jammer)
Christopher Enos Christopher Enos was a 67-year-old pensioner librarian who was sniped with a bow and arrow in the west-borough of Montréal by a bowman. Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe[19]
Ernie Ernie is a cartoonist friend of Gordon Kirby. He was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
M.C. Escher Maurits Cornelis “M.C.” Escher (1898−1972) was a Dutch graphic artist whose work featured mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. The Jammer met the ghost of M.C. Escher while on an adventure with Frank Einstein to rescue Escher’s love, Lady Madeline. The ghost of M.C. Escher is an idealized echo of the artist that lives in the collected unconscious of the world. Escher’s ghost is the sorcerous master of a domain created from his own imagination. Madman/Jam #1[18] (mentioned); Madman/Jam #2[20] (seen)
Eve Eve is a cartoonist and an acquaintance of Gordon Kirby. She was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]

F[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Moses Farouk Moses Farouk[21] is the greatest inventor the Flark’s country has ever known. Working privately, he created things that boggled the minds of his contemporaries. Farouk drew the attention of the Flark’s sponsor when it was rumored that he had developed anti-gravity. To suppress this technology, his kidnapping was commissioned on September 1979. Allah came to Rasha in a dream[22] and instructed him not to kill Farouk, but to employ his genius as the Flark’s weapons master. Farouk is the inventor of the electric pen, the bubble gun,[23] and the gravity-defying Sky Flark. Farouk eventually escaped the Flarks[24] and asked for political asylum in Canada. He was instrumental in the roundup and arrest of the Flarks.[25] The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10]
Francine Francine is the girlfriend of Gordon Kirby’s friend Rex. She is easily irritated by street noise. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Fred Fred is a friend of Andy and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]

G[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Pierre-Luc Goddard Lieutenant Inspector Pierre-Luc Goddard was the senior officer on the scene investigating the shooting retired librarian Christopher Enos by a rooftop sniper. Goddard had Gordon Kirby arrested when he came forward with information regarding the attack. Gordie’s intel eventually led to the arrest of a home-grown terrorist with ties to a larger organization. The opportunistic Goddard took credit for the arrest. Rene Marble, head of Internal Affairs at the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, has a large file on Goddard and describes him as “poorly drawn”. Gordie reported smelling alcohol on Goddard’s breath as he was being questioned. Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe[19]

H[edit]

Name Description First appearance
H H was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. H was astounded that a murder could have happened in Alphabet Town. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Harry Harry appeared in a dream where Gordon Kirby ruled over Hell for Assholes as the Jammer Omniscient. Harry was determined to be an asshole because he beat his girlfriend, drove drunk and was rude. He was subsequently consigned to the Dirty Coffee Cup of Hell. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Harvey Harvey,[26] aka the “Killer-Diller Dog”, is a Labrador-sized mixed breed and Gordon Kirby’s best friend. Gordie started wearing his Jammer costume when he took Harvey out on walks. He trained Harvey to take dumps on the rooftop of their apartment building. Harvey is a loving, loyal, and protective dog. He startled a burglar trying to break into the apartment through the fire-escape and caused him to fall to his death. Harvey also chased down and dispatched five imps that had been sent to make Gordie’s life miserable. Harvey has been trained to respond to a dog whistle. New Triumph #3[27]
Hell Lord Hell Lord was the over-the-top bad guy in Janet Ditko’s superhero dream. He thwarted the Mighty Jan’s rescue attempt by compelling her to blow a hole through Gordon Kirby’s chest. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Maurice Hendrix Maurice Hendrix was a hellish teller at Gordon Kirby’s bank. Maurice was a miserable person who tortured customers by following bank procedures to the letter. He refused to cash Gordie’s check because his signature did not match the signature on record.[28] The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Hervé Hervé was the flirtatious EMT who bandaged Janet Ditko’s burned hand. To Get Her[9]
Hi-hat Hi-hat is the eponymous main character of newspaper-style comicstrip created by Gordon Kirby. To Get Her[9]
Hussan Hussan, also known as the “Sliver of Allah”, was a Flark assassin and master of the throwing knife. Rasha partnered him with the Great Kamal. The Jam, Urban Adventure #3[29]

I[edit]

Name Description First appearance
I I was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. I alerted S and W of the murder and brought them to the scene of the crime. He thought the murder was terrible and sobbed through most of the proceedings. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

J[edit]

Name Description First appearance
J J was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. J played the part of a police officer and arrests the murderer. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
The Jammer The Jammer is the costumed identity of Gordon Kirby.[30] His sister Nancy made his costume for him years ago and he loves it. It was meant as a joke; a reference to his early superhero comic habit and devotion to the original Batman television series, for which she teased him endlessly. Joke or not, Gordie started wearing it. It was a private thing that never ceased to amuse him. He’d put it on and go up to the roof of his apartment building and goof around. After Gordie came across Harvey and became his guardian (and vice versa), he started wearing the costume on their frequent walks. When they would go out together for their nightly walks, stage and interesting things would happen. Whenever he wore the costume, the universe seemed to go out of its way to dish out something weird. In his costumed identity of the Jammer, Gordie was involved in international assassination plots, had an interview with a crazy psychiatrist when he was the one who got paid, spoke with the ghost of M.C. Escher, and met others who actually possess what could technically be called “superpowers”. New Triumph #2[31]
The Jammer Omniscient The Jammer Omniscient is an 8-story-tall dream version of Gordon Kirby’s costumed identity. The Jammer Omniscient is the ruler of Hell for Assholes. He judges everyone Gordie meets in his waking life. Those he finds guilty of being assholes are consigned to the Dirty Coffee Cup of Hell. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
The Mighty Jan The Mighty Jan was the alter ego Janet Ditko assumed in her superhero dream. The Mighty Jan attempted to rescue Gordon Kirby from the evil clutches of Hell Lord but was instead compelled to blow a hole through Gordie’s chest. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Jerry Jerry was Gordon Kirby’s arresting officer after the robbery of the Bank of Montréal. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Collin Joans Collin Joans was an old friend of Janet Ditko’s from university.[32] Collin and Janet reconnected at a time when she started to question her career choices and her decade-long relationship with Gordon Kirby. Collin became her sounding board and Gordie’s main critic. He soon became obsessed with Janet and their future together. Collin sent the police to her apartment when he thought she was being attacked.[33] The visit led to Gordie’s arrest on unrelated charges. Collin eventually proposed to Janet right before she left for her teaching position in the north. She promptly shut him down. When Janet stopped returning his calls, Collin assumed that Gordie was holding her hostage. He arrived at their apartment and attacked Gordie. When the police arrived at the scene, Gordie had Collin incapacitated and was sitting on top of him. Gordie was tased before he could explain what happened. It was subsequently discovered that Collin had a long history of mental instability. At the time he reconnected with Janet, he was off his meds. After he was arrested, Collin was placed back on his regular medication. Collin’s well-connected family[34] bribed Gordie with money to keep quiet about their son’s misadventures. To Get Her[9]

K[edit]

Name Description First appearance
K K was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. K thought the murder was awful. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
The Great Kamal The Great Kamal, also known as the “Battleship of the Desert”, was a Flark the size of a pro-wrestler. Rasha proclaimed him the “mightiest of Allah’s children”. Kamal was partnered with Hussan, the Sliver of Allah. The Jam, Urban Adventure #3[29]
Karen Karen was friends with a number of the members of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35]
The Kinetic The Kinetic is the costumed identity of Mark Trimble during his short career as an urban superhero. See The Kinetic (comics). The Jam, Urban Adventure #13[36]
Gordon Kirby Gordon “Gordie” Kirby is the protagonist and the beating heart of the Jam. Gordie makes a subsistence living, working odd jobs[37] while pursuing his dream of becoming a comics artist. His sister Nancy made a superhero costume for him years ago that he wears on his nightly walks with his dog Harvey. New Triumph #2[31] (as the Jammer); New Triumph #4[17] (as Gordon Kirby)
Nancy Kirby Nancy is Gordon Kirby’s sister. She created the Jammer’s costume as a gift to her brother for Halloween one year. Nancy is the mother and primary caretaker of her son Ronnie. Gordie and Janet watch Ronnie whenever Nancy needs a break. The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10] (mentioned); The Jam #3[29] (seen)
Kludd Kludd is Jane Marble’s secretary, bodyguard, driver, and all-around go-to guy. Despite having worked together for over a decade, he insists on calling her “madame”. He has hinted that he and Jane once had a physical relationship. New Triumph #5[2]
Kurt Kurt is a friend and neighbor of Gordon Kirby and Janet. He lives in the apartment building with Debbie. Kurt was first on the scene after Tony Matootsi’s freak accident. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]

L[edit]

Name Description First appearance
L L was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. L seemed unconcerned with the proceedings and was whistling as the alphabet assembled. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Larry Larry was Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko’s next-door neighbor in their second apartment building. He called the police when Collin Joans tried to knock down their door to “save” Janet from Gordie. To Get Her[9]

M[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Lady Madeline **** The Lady Madeline is the woman of M.C. Escher’s dreams. She has the ability to pierce the veil between dimensions. Her brother is a dragon named Roderick. Madman/Jam #1[18]
Madman Madman is the costumed identity of Frank Einstein.
Dr. Andrew Mandigo Andrew Mandigo, MD, was a psychiatrist who offered to pay the Jammer to attend sessions and talk about his life as a crimefighter. According to Jane Marble (who referred Gordon Kirby for the job), he comes from a long line of lunatics but was good for the money. Mandigo said he was conducting research for a book he was writing. The doctor ulterior motive was to use the Jammer to land an interview with Jane Marble—who happened to be a masked crimefighter in the 1930s. The Jammer ended the sessions after Mandigo tried to hypnotize him against his will. Dr. Mandigo later adopted the costumed persona of Mister One. Dr. Mandigo is a board-certified psychiatrist with aspirations to become the next Sigmund Freud. He a trained hypnotherapist with a penchant for cocaine. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Manny Manny is a friend of Bob and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Ben Marble Ben Marble is Jane Marble’s third husband. Ben met Jane after World War II in New York City where she was performing as the Torch. They fell in love, got married, and had three children: two sons (René and Michel) and a daughter. Jane gave up her career as the Torch to raise their family. When Ben learned that Jane had substantial financial holdings form her previous marriages, he initially felt hurt that she didn’t trust him. When he tried to take her money, she divorced him. The Jam, Urban Adventure #7[6] (mentioned)
Jane Marble Jane Marble is a wickedly sharp, chain-smoking private investigator who regularly contracts the Jammer for special projects. Jane first met the Jammer when he saved her from being mugged in an alley near his home. In the 1930s and 40s, Jane sang at the Blue Angel Bar under the stage name of the Torch. The masked Torch also happened to moonlight as a crime-fighter. She is twice widowed and once divorced. From the first two marriages, she received a sizable inheritance. From the last, two sons and a daughter. New Triumph #2[31]
Michel Marble Michel Marble[38] is a homicide detective in the Montréal Police Department. He is Ben and Jane Marble’s second son. His older brother René is a senior Internal Affairs officer. They also have a sister. The brothers were often asked to help their mother with her cases. Michel first met Gordon Kirby as a uniformed police officer. When his mother disappeared, Michel took a leave of absence from the police force and tried to find her. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
René Marble René Marble is the head of Internal Affairs at the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal. He is Ben and Jane Marble’s first son. René is married. His younger brother Michel is a homicide detective. They also have a sister. The brothers assist their mother with her cases. René first met Gordon Kirby as a uniformed police officer. Before she disappeared, Jane asked her son to look after Gordon. René is notified whenever Gordon’s name enters the system. He is fluent both English and Quebec French. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Mary (i) Mary is a friend of Janet Ditko. She was hired by a friend of a friend of Terry to join the Backup Mob. She was known for her fighting skills. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3] (heard off panel); The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35] (seen)
Mary (ii) Mary was a young woman Gordon Kirby pursued before he met Janet Ditko. Gordon played fetch with Mary’s dog while he waited for her to get ready for their first date. An unfortunate toss sent the ball over the balcony railing with the tiny dog in hot pursuit. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Mary (iii) Mary is a character who appears in the comicstrip Hi-hat, created by Gordon Kirby. She is the main character’s insecure and manipulative girlfriend. To Get Her[9]
Nina Matootsi Nina was a neighbor of Gordon Kirby and Janet whose abusive husband Tony was killed in a freak accident when a manhole cover shot into the air, fell through the ceiling of their apartment, and crushed his head. Nina saw the event as a sign from God and held a religious vigil in her apartment under the hole in her ceiling. Nina met the Jammer when he accidentally fell through the hole while on rooftop patrol. Gordie returned to the roof later that evening with a microphone and amplifier. Using an unearthly voice, he told Nina that she had been given a fresh start, that she should seek her friends, and go to her family and heal. Nina promptly got up and went to her mother’s. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Tony Matootsi Tony Matootsi was the abusive husband of Nina. He was killed in a freak accident when a manhole cover shot into the air, fell through the ceiling of their apartment, and crushed his head. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Joe Matt Joe Matt is a cartoonist and a friend of Gordon Kirby. He bailed Gordie out of jail when he was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Joe regularly attended the Comic Jam at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
Billy Mavreas Billy Mavreas is a cartoonist and a friend of Gordon Kirby. He was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
John Molson Liquor Baron John Molson was Jane Marble’s first husband. She met him at the time she was performing as the Torch. They married in the 1930s when Molson was 80. Jane was his close companion for the last four years of his life. Molson was surprisingly generous to her in his will. The Jam, Urban Adventure #7[6]
Shakti Morivan Shakti Morivan is a project supervisor who offered Janet Ditko a 6-month job teaching a course on “Social Integration” in the northern village of Inukjuak. To Get Her[9]
Megan Megan is an old friend of Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko who still sees them occasionally at the laundromat. She related a story where she had received a telegram from her dad saying that her mother had died of cancer and that Megan should come home. When she called home, her mother answered the phone. Days later, an image of Megan reading the telegram was featured in Klee Shonin art show. When Megan realized that the telegram was a cruel joke staged by the artist, she marched right up to Shonin and kicked him in the groin. Hard. In an ironic twist, Shonin’s own suffering was captured by a fellow photographer attending the show. The Jam, Urban Adventure #12[39]
Mister One Mister One is the costumed persona adopted by Dr. Andrew Mandigo to confront the Jammer. Dr. Mandigo assumed his alter ego in order to insert himself into the Jammer’s “delusionary landscape”. Mister One’s costume is reminiscent of classic comic-book villains with a dash of 1970s glam rock. He carries a hallucinogenic trans-gun loaded with tranquilizers of various intensities, sodium pentathol, and some hallucinogens. The gun can be set to single-shot or rapid-fire. Mister One is assisted in his endeavors by Mister Two. The Jam, Urban Adventure #8[40]
Mister Two Mister Two is the assistant to Dr. Mandigo’s alter ego Mister One. Mister Two carries the recording equipment and is responsible for filming Mister One’s adventures. Mister Two shares Mister One’s taste for cocaine. The Jam, Urban Adventure #8[40]

N[edit]

Name Description First appearance
N N was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. V was a friend of O. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

O[edit]

Name Description First appearance
O O was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. Q got into a violent argument with O and murdered him with his crosspiece. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

P[edit]

Name Description First appearance
P P was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. P corrected O when he mistakenly took in Q’s spot in the alphabet. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Morgan P. Morgan P. is a nice, accommodating bank teller at Gordon Kirby’s bank. She was more than happy to help Gordie when Maurice Hendrix refused to cash his paycheck. When Maurice called Morgan a bitch, he was pulled into the bank manager’s office. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Michael Packer Michael “Mikey” Packer is shy but talented lead singer and songwriter for the Balloons, a young rock 'n' roll band managed by Gordon Kirby. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Pif Pif is a character who appears in the comicstrip Hi-hat, created by Gordon Kirby. He is the main character’s lazy, inconsiderate “friend”. To Get Her[9]

Q[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Q Q was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. Q got into a heated argument with O. The argument became murderous when Q pulled out his crosspiece and stabbed O to death with it. Without his crosspiece removed, Q looked like O. O, implied on the crosspiece, then resembled Q. Realizing what he had done, Q assumed the role of O and allowed others to believe that he (Q) had been murdered. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

R[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Rasha Rasha is the brother of the Blood King and was the charismatic leader of the Flarks. He believed that the Blood King would “trample the old ways with the sneakers of Western decadence”.

“Rasha recruits angry young men with tales of atrocities that he claims I committed against my opponents. He tells them they fight for Allah… and they believe. He wants to be king. He would be Allah himself if he could. He is quite insane.”[3]

— The Blood King

“His is the fires that cleanses. His is the ball that bounces.”

— A devoted Flark
The Jam Special #1[4] (mentioned); The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10] (seen)
Rex **** Friend of Gordon Kirby. Boyfriend of Francine. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Roderick Roderick is the brother of Lady Madeline and brother-in-law of her soulmate M.C. Escher. Escher transformed him into a giant Chinese dragon at his own request. Roderick imprisoned both Lady Madeline and Escher for petty reasons. They were eventually freed by the Jammer and Frank Einstein. Roderick can fly and perform sorcery. He wears a tiny gold crown on his head. Madman/Jam #1[18]
Rog Rog is a cartoonist friend of Gordon Kirby. He was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
Roger Roger is Dave Brave’s good-for-nothing brother-in-law. Dave’s wife Suzy persuaded him to let her trouble-prone brother live with them. Roger repaid their kindness by robbing their apartment while they were out. Once Roger extricated himself from the rope, he went back to the apartment, told Suzy that Dave was screwing around on her, and helped her move out. Roger owns a gun and is not afraid to use it. The Jam Special #1[4]
Ronnie Ronnie is Nancy Kirby’s son and Gordon Kirby’s nephew. He likes scary stories. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Ruth Ruth is a large, pipe-smoking woman who works the reception desk of Jane Mable’s office building. She has the name “Bob” tattooed on her right shoulder. The Jam, Urban Adventure #3[29]

S[edit]

Name Description First appearance
S S was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. S played the role of a Sherlockian detective in the murder mystery. He called for the alphabet to assemble. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Sarah Sarah was a character in the ghost story “Asphalt” that was related to Gordon Kirby by Bob at the Blue Angel Bar. Sarah is a ghost who haunts the stretch of highway where she and her husband Charlie died. The couple met their end the day Charlie lost control of their pickup and crashed into an asphalt truck.[41] Sarah was thrown from the vehicle, landed in a ditch, and was quickly buried by the molten tar leaking from the truck.[42] Charlie survived the crash but was hit by a car as he frantically searched for his wife. Sarah has found that she can appear in the passenger seat of vehicles with no air-conditioning. She visited Bob and told him her story when he passed through her stretch of highway. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Klee Shonin Klee Shonin was a gallery artist whose body of work consisted of photographs of sad people and dead bodies.[43] Gordon Kirby felt Shonin’s art was bullshit, consisting of just a bunch of negative imagery slapped together to elicit a reaction. At least one of his tragic photographs was staged. Shonin sent Gordon and Janet’s friend Megan a telegram informing her of her mother’s death. Shonin was on hand to photograph her devastation. Janet spotted the image when they attended Shonin’s gallery opening. When Megan realized that the telegram was a cruel joke staged by the artist, she marched right up to Shonin and kicked him in the groin. Hard. In an ironic twist, Shonin’s own suffering was captured by a fellow photographer attending the show. The Jam, Urban Adventure #12[39]
Shmed Shmed was one of six Flarks that Rasha ordered to kill Jane Marble, Gordon Kirby, and Kludd. The Flarks chased their targets throughout the Port of Montréal until they ran into the Backup Mob. Shmed and his companions were quickly overcome and subdued by superior numbers. The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35]
Snuuger Dü Snuuger Dü is a giant anthropomorphic sock who hops around in an equally oversized hiking boot. S/he met the Jammer when s/he and Bug-eyed Monster got lost in Montréal following a storyline. Snuuger Dü is a member of Team Jam. Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology[11] (met the Jammer)
Sonia Sonia was Dr. Mandigo’s late-night receptionist. She flirted with the Jammer. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Heddon Vamp Spook Heddon Vamp Spook is a sentient construct designed my M.C. Escher to attend the Lady Madeline. He appears as a 7-foot long, green-and-yellow, gravity-defying fishing lure. Heddon is capable of transporting two grown men on his back. Madman/Jam #1[18]
Steve Steve was the police officer who transported the three robbers and Gordon Kirby to Station 10 after the Bank of Montréal robbery. To Get Her[12]

T[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Ted Ted is a friend of Manny and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5]
Terry (i) Terry and his two accomplices robbed the Bank of Montréal. They were apprehended by the police with the assistance of Gordon Kirby. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Terry (ii) Terry is a friend of a friend of Fred and was a member of the Backup Mob. The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35]
Terry (iii) Terry is a cartoonist friend of Gordon Kirby. He was a regular at the Comic Jam sessions held at La Sala Rosa. To Get Her[9]
Timmy Timmy and his mother moved into an apartment building near Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko to escape an abusive home life. Timmy’s father eventually tracked them down and was holding Timmy and his mom at gunpoint when they met the Jammer. The Jammer leapt from one rooftop to the other, charged Timmy’s dad, and knocked him out cold. New Triumph #3[27]
Tony Tony is the current owner and operator of the Blue Angel Bar. He is friendly and greets Gordon Kirby by name. They are close enough that Gordie has Tony’s home phone number.[35] The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10]
The Torch The Torch was the stage name that Jane Marble used in her first career as a singer in the 1930s and ’40s. She wore a mask and kept her name secret. The schtick helped draw audiences and helped the Torch gain notoriety. She moonlighted as a costumed vigilante. The Torch sent gangsters to prison more than she sang. She claimed it was part of her act. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13] (mentioned); The Jam, Urban Adventure #7[6] (seen)
Harry Trimble Harry is the son of Zoe and Mark Trimble. When Mark met Gordon Kirby and told him about the Kinetic, his son was five-years old. At the time, Harry was into waffles, Hot Wheels, and Speed Racer. The hag attempted to take Harry, but he was rescued by his father. The Jam, Urban Adventure #13[36]
Mark Trimble **** Mark Trimble, aka the “Kinetic”. The Jam, Urban Adventure #13[36]
Zoe Trimble Zoe is the wife of Mark Trimble and the mother of Harry. Zoe is one of the few people who Mark told about his powers. She works a management-type job in an office. Her pet name for her husband is “Sparky”. The Jam, Urban Adventure #13[36]

U[edit]

Name Description First appearance
U U was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. U was the sign painter of Alphabet Town. At the beginning of the tale, he was the one who changed the population count on the gateway sign from 26 to 25. U thought it was odd that O lined up in Q’s spot in the alphabet. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

V[edit]

Name Description First appearance
V V was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. Madame V thought the murder of Q was terrible and wondered who could have done such a thing. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]

W[edit]

Name Description First appearance
W W was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. W played Watson to S’s Sherlock. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Wally Gordon Kirby met Wally one winter as he pulled his friend on an upside-down sled. When Gordie asked them if they knew the sled was upside-down, Wally told him to, “Eat shit and die”. Gordie grabbed Wally by the front of his jacket, picked him up off the ground, and counseled him on the importance of not being rude. New Triumph #4[2]

Z[edit]

Name Description First appearance
Z Z was a character that appeared in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. Z played the part of the Mayor of Alphabet Town. The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Zoe Janet Ditko’s Aunt Zoe is an art dealer. Zoe met Gordon Kirby at Klee Shonin’s opening at Studio C. She was excited to meet Janet’s “mysterious young man” and thought he looked “delicious”. She even complimented Gordie on his beautiful hair. He was not impressed. The Jam, Urban Adventure #12[39]

Unnamed[edit]

Name Description First appearance
The bowman The bowman was a 24-year-old homemade terrorist who lived in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood of Montréal. Gordon Kirby witnessed the bowman shoot retired librarian Christopher Enos from a rooftop with an arrow. Gordie followed the bowman home and reported his whereabouts to the police. When the police raided the bowman’s apartment, they found a cache of weapons[44] and a computer containing a plans for a future terrorist attack[45] and email correspondence indicating he was part of a larger group. Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe[19]
Douglas Camp’s wife Gordon Kirby saved Douglas Camp’s wife from being beaten to death in the street by a religious fanatic. A grateful Camp offered Gordie his services if he ever needed a lawyer. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1 [12]
Dépanneur Go Go clerk The cigar-chomping clerk at the Dépanneur Go Go refused to return the deposit on Gordon Kirby’s bottles. He said it would screw up his float.[46] Gordie was explaining to the clerk how the practice of deposits and returns worked when a man entered and tried to rob the store. New Triumph #4[17]
Dépanneur Go Go robber Gordon Kirby encountered a man attempting to rob the Dépanneur Go Go with a shotgun. The clerk recognized the man as the same person who robbed him the week before. As they talked, Gordie maneuvered himself behind the robber and knocked him out with a bottle to the head. The clerk called the police and had the man arrested. New Triumph #4[17]
The Devil’s P.A. The Devil’s personal assistant helps the Devil attend to the daily business of Hell. He presents findings from Hell’s research and development division (aka the Lab Boys) and keeps the Devil informed of new developments on the mortal plane. The personal assistant appears as a bug-eyed, pudgy naked man with horns and large nipple rings. He typically carries a clipboard. The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10]
The Ditkos Janet Ditko’s parents live in Montréal. The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5] (mentioned); The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35] (mother seen)
Exquisite Antiques driver A driver for Exquisite Antiques disputed the claim Janet Ditko had on a chair she found on the street across from her building. He told her that he was sent to pick it up. Janet stared him down until he drove away. Negative Burn #25[47]
The Flark’s financier According to the Blood King, the Flarks were once harmless. At the time he visited Montréal, the Flarks were financed and provided with bizarre weaponry. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3] (mentioned)
Flark sleeper agent The Flark sleeper agent monitored police frequencies and news programs for Rasha while drinking beer and watching Baywatch on TV. He blended in by dressing as a Westerner.[48] The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
The hag The hag is an ancient evil that was created when a spurned mother[49] made a pact with the darkness that resided in a ruined temple. She was offered power if she destroyed her false husband’s tribe.[50] She struck a deal. Most of her died: only the hatred remained. There are no references to the hag in any known text—historical, religious, or mythological.[51] The hag resembled an unkempt elderly woman with long fingernails and pointed teeth. She possessed superhuman strength, could cast glamours,[52] and had the ability share her memories with others.[53] The hag carried a dagger and was held aloft by balloons that were tied around her waist.[54] She was responsible for eight deaths in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Spring of 1995.[55] The hag was destroyed in a battle with the Kinetic.[56] The Jam, Urban Adventure #14[57]
Maurice Hendrix’s manager The branch manager of the Bank of Montréal called Maurice Hendrix into his office after Hendrix called Morgan P. a bitch for accommodating Gordon Kirby’s request to cash a check. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Hi-hat’s mother **** Hi-hat’s mother To Get Her[9]
The Jammer’s spirit guide The Jammer’s spirit guide appears as a 4-storey-tall elderly Mohawk man. He visited the Jammer when was having an out-of-body panic attack after he was shot with tranquilizers by Mister One. The spirit guide referred to the Jammer as “Little Fish”. He calmed the Jammer and then sent his spirit back to his body so he could wake up. The Jam, Urban Adventure #8[40]
Jerry’s captain Jerry’s captain believed Gordon Kirby was involved in the robbery of the Bank of Montréal and had him arrested. Gordie took down his badge number for reference (215). To Get Her[12]
Gordon Kirby’s cat Gordon Kirby found a stray cat freezing in an alley during a snow storm. He brought the poor animal back to his apartment where he/she was welcomed into the family.[58] The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Gordon and Nancy Kirby’s mother She told Gordie that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe[19] (mentioned)
Ben and Jane Marble’s daughter She is Ben and Jane Marble’s daughter as well as Michel and René’s sister. The Jam, Urban Adventure #7[6] (mentioned)
Jane Marble’s intimidating mugger He was one of two muggers who confronted Jane Marble in an alleyway in Gordon Kirby’s neighborhood. He refused to hurt Jane even though she refused to hand over her purse. He had agreed to stand around and act tough. Beating up old ladies wasn’t part of the deal. He changed his mind when Jane bit him in the hand. Both muggers were then scared off by the Jammer who accused them of threatening his mother. New Triumph #2[31]
Jane Marble’s knife-wielding mugger He was one of two muggers who confronted Jane Marble in an alleyway in Gordon Kirby’s neighborhood. He held Jane at knifepoint and told her to hand over her purse. When she refused, he told his partner to hurt her. His partner said no and told him that beating up old ladies wasn’t part of their deal. As the two muggers argued the fine points of their partnership, Jane got the drop on them. She beat them repeatedly with her handbag, knocked one to the ground, and bit the other in the hand before she was finally subdued. Both muggers were then scared off by the Jammer who accused them of threatening his mother. New Triumph #2[31]
René Marble’s female partner **** René Marble. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Tony Matootsi’s killer He was a young man hanging out on the corner catcalling ladies as they passed. He tossed a lit cigarette into a manhole grate which ignited gas from a leaking main which in turn launched the manhole cover high into the air. On its return trajectory, the cover crashed through the roof of Gordon Kirby’s apartment building and landed on Tony Matootsi, killing him. The Jam, Urban Adventure #6[13]
Rex’s irate motorist **** Rex’s egging victim. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Rasha’s P.A. Rasha’s personal assistant helped him attend to the daily business of running the Flark fatwā against the Blood King. Among his many responsibilities, he was tasked with keeping the troops fed with pizza[59] and entertained with movies. He was never without his clipboard, although he often forgot to wear his goggles. The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10]
Studio C bouncer The tuxedo-clad “ape” worked the door of Studio C on the night of Klee Shonin’s gallery opening. He refused to admit Gordon Kirby because he wasn’t wearing formal attire. He let Gordie in after Janet stormed off in search of her aunt. The Jam, Urban Adventure #12[39]
TV angel TV angel works for the team that opposes the Devil. He appears as a middle-aged Caucasian male with thinning hair wearing white robes and sporting wings. He communicated with a depressed Janet Ditko via her television set. The angel told her that the Devil was coming for Gordie and she could help by going to the Blue Angel Bar. The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35]
Terry’s bag man **** Terry and his two accomplices robbed the Bank of Montréal. They were apprehended by the police with the assistance of Gordon Kirby. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Terry’s wheel man **** Terry and his two accomplices robbed the Bank of Montréal. They were apprehended by the police with the assistance of Gordon Kirby. The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]
Timmy’s father Timmy’s father was an abusive drunk. His wife took their son and left him. Timmy’s father eventually tracked them down to an apartment building near Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko. He was holding his estranged family at gunpoint on the rooftop when he came to the attention of the Jammer. The Jammer leapt from one rooftop to the other and knocked Timmy’s father out cold. New Triumph #3[27]
Timmy’s mother Timmy and his mother moved into an apartment building near Gordon Kirby and Janet Ditko after escaping an abusive home life. Her husband eventually tracked them down and was holding her and Timmy at gunpoint on the rooftop when the Jammer came to their rescue. New Triumph #3[27]
Mark and Harry Trimble’s doctor Mark and Harry Trimble were treated by the same doctor after they were injured by the hag at the public library. The Jam, Urban Adventure #14[57]
Wally’s friend Wally and his friend met Gordon Kirby one winter as Wally pulled his friend on an inverted sled. When Gordie asked the boys if they knew the sled was upside-down, Wally told him to, “Eat shit and die”. Gordie grabbed Wally by the front of his jacket, picked him up off the ground, and counseled him on the importance of not being rude. Wally’s friend thought Wally was crazy to talk to an adult the way he did. He pleaded with Gordie not to kill his friend. New Triumph #4[2]
Winnipeg bug-man The Bug-Man is an insect-human cryptid encountered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Jam, Urban Adventure #11[8]
Zorba Pizzeria owner *** The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35]
Zorba Pizzeria worker *** chain-smoking cook/driver The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell #1[12]

Groups[edit]

Name Description Members First appearance
The American Devices The American Devices are Montréal, Quebec’s longest running punk band. The performed at the Blue Angel Bar. Gordon Kirby is a longtime fan.
  • André Asselin, bass
  • Howard Chackowicz, drums
  • Rob Labelle, guitar/vocals
  • Rick Trembles, guitar/vocals
To Get Her[9]
The Backup Mob The Backup Mob was a group of seventeen loosely affiliated people, each member employed to ensure the safety and well being of another. Gordie hired Dave Brave; Dave hired Andy; Andy hired Fred; and so on. The Backup Mob met for the first time at the Port of Montreal where they ran into six Flark assassins who were in pursuit of Jane Marble, Gordon Kirby, and Kludd. The Backup Mob quickly overcame and subdue the assassins with their superior numbers. Once all the Flarks were arrested, Gordon Kirby invited the Backup Mob to the Blue Angel Bar for a victory party.
  • Dave Brave was hired by Gordon Kirby.
  • Andy was hired by Dave Brave.
  • Fred was hired by Andy.
  • Bob was hired by Fred.
  • Manny was hired by Bob.
  • Ted was hired by Bob.
  • Terry was hired by a friend of Fred.
  • Mary was hired by a friend of Terry.
  • Bob was pulled in at the last minute.
The Jam, Urban Adventure #4[5] (organized); The Jam, Urban Adventure #5[35] (first assembled)
The Balloons The Balloons are a young rock 'n' roll band, fronted by Michael “Mikey” Packer and managed by Gordon Kirby. Gordie encouraged the foursome into music and away from a life of petty crime. The Balloons won the “New Talent Night” contest at the Blue Angel Bar, beating Blind Man’s Holiday, and landing their first regular gig.[60] Gordie hired the Balloons to play the late-night victory party he held for the Backup Mob at the Blue Angel Bar. The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Citizens of Alphabet Town Alphabet Town is a fictional municipality featured in Gordon Kirby’s murder mystery “Mayhem in Alphabet Town”. It is populated by anthropomorphized letters from the modern English alphabet. The population was 26 up until the murder.
  • A suggested that Q’s death might have been a suicide.
  • C fell asleep during the investigation.
  • D played the part of a police officer.
  • H was astounded that a murder could have happened in Alphabet Town.
  • I thought the murder was terrible and sobbed through most of the proceedings.
  • J played the part of a police officer.
  • K thought the murder was awful.
  • L was whistling to himself as the alphabet assembled.
  • O was an unaccustomedly confused vowel.
  • P corrected O when he mistakenly took in Q’s spot in the alphabet.
  • Q was the apparent murder victim.
  • S played the role of a Sherlockian detective in the murder mystery.
  • U was the sign painter of Alphabet Town.
  • V thought the murder of Q was terrible and wondered who could have done such a thing.
  • W played S’s Watson-like colleague.
  • Z played the part of the Mayor of Alphabet Town.
The Jam, Urban Adventure #9[1]
Comic Jam Gordon Kirby attends a regular drawing workshop and social hour for cartoonists at La Sala Rosa Restaurant. To Get Her[9]
Denizens of Hell See individual entries.
The Devil’s Imps Imps are miniaturized demons (about the size of action figures) that serve as the Devil’s agents on the mortal plane. Imps were instrumental in Gordie’s breakup with Janet. They helped Bob steal the Jammer’s costume. Imps also tried and failed to poison Harvey. The imps travelled to Montréal from Hell via the Devil’s digestive tract. They caught a ride with a crow to get to Gordie and Janet’s apartment. Imp voices are perceived on a subliminal level and are often mistaken as voices in one’s head.
  • Operation Break His Heart:[3] Eleven (11) imps amplified Janet’s insecurities and made her question her future with Gordie—who had just recently told her about his late-night escapades as the Jammer. As a result, Janet broke up with Gordie, told him to get professional help, and moved back in with her parents.
  • Operation Steal His Costume:[29] Two (2) imps helped Bob steal Gordie’s Jammer costume.
  • Operation Kill His Dog:[5] Imps persuaded someone to break into Gordie’s apartment. As the thief was entering the apartment via the fire escape, he was startled by Harvey, lost his grip, and fall to his death (landing on a poodle who was initially mistaken for Harvey when it arrive in Hell).
  • Operation Make His Life Miserable:[14] Five (5) imps travelled to Gordie’s apartment, poked holes in his condoms and tried to poison Harvey’s food. Harvey discovered the imps in the act, chased them down, and ate them.
The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Janet Ditko’s Family See individual entries.
The Flarks The Flarks are an army of religious fanatics who have dedicated themselves to the overthrow of their nation’s current ruler— a man they refer to as the “Blood King”. Flarks consider it a great honor to die in service to their cause. They are led by the king’s brother, Rasha. According to the Blood King, the Flarks used to be harmless. That changed when they found a financier who provided them with bizarre weaponry. A Flark is identified by his opaque goggles and an “x” tattooed somewhere on his face. The Flarks have two standards: one features a bull; the other, a lion. During their time in Montréal, upwards of 100 Flarks were headquartered on the cargo-ship Sea Hag. Zorba Pizzaria reported that they were horrible tippers.
  • Abdul was a Flark assassin assigned to kill Jane Marble.
  • Achmed was a Flark assassin assigned to kill the Blood King.
  • Hussan was a Flark assassin assigned to kill the Blood King. He was partnered with the Great Kamal and Moses Farouk.
  • The Great Kamal was a Flark assassin assigned to kill the Blood King. He was partnered with Hussan and Moses Farouk.
  • Moses Farouk was the weapons master of the Flarks before seeking political asylum in Canada.
  • Rasha is the brother of the Blood King and the charismatic leader of the Flarks.
New Triumph #4[2] (seen); The Jam Special #1[4] (identified)
The House of Escher See individual entries.
Gordon Kirby’s Family Gordie grew up with a cynical mother and his older sister. His father was never mentioned. See individual entries.
The Lab Boys The Lab Boys are the demon scientists of Hell’s research and development division. Lab boys are naked except for a white lab coats (with ID badges) and spectacles. The Jam, Urban Adventure #1[10] (mentioned); The Jam, Urban Adventure #3[29] (seen)
Jane Marble’s Family Jane Marble has been married three times and widowed twice. She had two sons and daughter with her third husband. See individual entries.
Montréal Police Service The Montreal Police Service, or Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), is the police force for the Island of Montréal and covers an area of 496 square kilometers (191 square miles). It is the second largest municipal police force in Canada.
  • Beauvais was assigned to the cases involving the deaths of the Flarks Abdul and Achmed.
  • Pierre-Luc Goddard
  • Jerry was Gordon Kirby’s arresting officer after the robbery of the Bank of Montréal.
  • Jerry’s Captain was his commanding officer. His badge number was 215.
  • Michel Marble is a homicide detective and one of Jane Marble’s two sons.
  • René Marble is a senior internal affairs officer and one of Jane Marble’s two sons.
  • Steve was one of two police officers who transported Gordie and the bank robbers from the Bank of Montréal to Police Station 10.
The Jam, Urban Adventure #2[3]
Ms. Jane Marble Inc. Ms. Jane Marble Inc. is a premiere private investigation and bodyguard service based in Montréal, Quebec.

Owns a bullet-proof car with a television.

Discreet Investigations. “Satisfaction Inevitable”. Telephone 271-2705. Appointment Only, 9am-5pm.

Plaque on her desk reads “No bullshit”

Notable clients include the Blood King and Mark Trimble.

  • Beauvais is a Montréal homicide detective who has a work relationship with Jane.
  • The Jammer is a freelancer who Jane uses for special projects.
  • Kludd is Jane’s secretary, bodyguard, driver, and all-around go-to guy.
  • Michel Marble is Jane’s son and a Montréal homicide detective.
  • René Marble is Jane’s son and a Montréal police officer.
  • Ruth is the downstairs receptionist for Jane’s office building.
New Triumph #2[31]
Team Jam Team Jam is a conglomeration of original characters created by Bernie Mireault. They came together in a trans-dimensional storyline. Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology[11]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shutz, Diana and Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 9 (1995), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shainblum, Mark (ed). "The Jam [Time to Get Rich]" New Triumph Featuring Northguard 5: 25–33 (1986), Montreal, Quebec: Matrix Graphic Series
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Vado, Dan (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 2 (January 1990), San Jose, California: Slave Labor Graphics
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shainblum, Mark (ed). The Jam Special 1 (1987), Montreal, Quebec: Matrix Graphic Series
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Vado, Dan (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 4 (May 1990), San Jose, California: Slave Labor Graphics
  6. ^ a b c d e Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shutz, Diana (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 7 (March 1994), Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics
  7. ^ The Blood King has also been referred to as “Devil-King”.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Mireault, Bernie, Chris Oliveros, Scott Deschaine (w), Mireault, Bernie, Michael T. Gilbert (a), Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 11 (1995), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Mireault, Bernie (w, a). To Get Her (2011), Montreal, Quebec: BEM Graphics, ISBN 978-0987833402
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Vado, Dan (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 1 (November 1989), San Jose, California: Slave Labor Graphics
  11. ^ a b c d Mireault, Bernie (w, a). "Team Jam" Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology 1 (October 2007), New York City, New York: Evil Twin Comics
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shutz, Diana (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure: Super Cool, Color-injected, Turbo Adventure from Hell 1 (May 1988), Norristown, Pennsylvania: Comico
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shutz, Diana (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 6 (October 1993), Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics
  14. ^ a b Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 10 (1995), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  15. ^ Janet has been seen watching Three’s Company reruns, Dynasty, and the Simpsons.
  16. ^ She taught a course on “Social Integration.”
  17. ^ a b c d Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shainblum, Mark (ed). "The Jam [I’m Gonna Screw Up Your Float.]" New Triumph Featuring Northguard 4: 25–34 (1986), Montreal, Quebec: Matrix Graphic Series
  18. ^ a b c d e Allred, Mike, Bernie Mireault (w), Allred, Mike, Bernie Mireault (a), Allred, Laura (col), Rich, Jamie S. (ed). Madman/Jam 1 (July 1998), Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics
  19. ^ a b c d Mireault, Bernard E. (14 March 2016). "The Jam: A Secret Bowman". In Lalumière, Claude; Shainblum, Mark. Superhero Universe. Tesseracts. 19. Calgary, Alberta: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. ISBN 978-1770530874.
  20. ^ Allred, Mike, Bernie Mireault (w), Allred, Mike, Bernie Mireault (a), Allred, Laura (col), Rich, Jamie S. (ed). Madman/Jam 2 (August 1998), Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics
  21. ^ His surname was initially spelled “Farook”.
  22. ^ Allah reportedly spoke to Rasha “as a brother.”
  23. ^ The bubble gun is a weapon that resembles a trumpet that fires a gelatinous sphere that expands to enclose whatever it strikes. Bubbles solidify on contact and dissolve completely after an hour. People caught in a bubble suffocate from lack of oxygen.
  24. ^ Moses Farouk fooled Rasha by claiming that Allah had come to him in a dream and told him to dedicate his life to Rasha’s service. The megalomaniacal holy man took Farouk at his word and placed him in charge of the latest mission against the Blood King.
  25. ^ Moses Farouk booby-trapped the Flark weaponry which led to their wholesale surrender.
  26. ^ Harvey was named after Harvey Kurtzman, the founder of Mad Magazine.
  27. ^ a b c d Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shainblum, Mark (ed). "The Jam [Fight! Fight! Fight!]" New Triumph Featuring Northguard 3: 25–33 (1985), Montreal, Quebec: Matrix Graphic Series
  28. ^ Gordie’s bank account was opened when he was seventeen. His signature did not match because it changed and evolved as he got older.
  29. ^ a b c d e f Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Vado, Dan (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 3 (March 1990), San Jose, California: Slave Labor Graphics
  30. ^ The Jammer is not an alter ego since Gordie acts heroically in and out of costume.
  31. ^ a b c d e f Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shainblum, Mark (ed). "The Jam [What Are You Doing to My Mother?]" New Triumph Featuring Northguard 2: 25–34 (1985), Montreal, Quebec: Matrix Graphic Series
  32. ^ Collin Joans was flamboyantly dressed drama major. He bears an uncanny likeness to William Shakespeare.
  33. ^ Janet had burned her hand on a pan she had left on the stove to long. She and Gordon had had a fight and he had left her to make her own dinner. Collin thought Janet was screaming in fear instead of frustration.
  34. ^ Collin Joans is the son of a prominent federal politician and is a member of a wealthy family.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Vado, Dan (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 5 (1991), San Jose, California: Slave Labor Graphics
  36. ^ a b c d Lang, Jeff (w), Mireault, Bernie (a), Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 13 (1996), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  37. ^ Gordon Kirby has worked in factories and kitchens, done construction and telephone soliciting. The type of work didn’t matter as long as his co-workers were nice and the environment non-toxic.
  38. ^ The character was initially referred to as Michael. In The Jam, Urban Adventure #5 (1991), the reference changed to André. In To Get Her (2011), it was retconned to Michel.
  39. ^ a b c d Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 12 (1996), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  40. ^ a b c Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Shutz, Diana (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 8 (February 1995), Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Comics
  41. ^ The crash was due to the combination of Charlie’s aggressive driving and the loss of their rear wheel.
  42. ^ Sarah’s body was never recovered.
  43. ^ Klee Shonin’s Artist Statement: “My photographs are a prophecy of the Grey Time when we will eat each other. I have chosen to record the End™. This collection is but the first chapter in a book with many pages.”
  44. ^ The bowman’s cache included three military-grade fully automatic weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, grenades, explosives and swords.
  45. ^ The attack was scheduled for eight days later during a rock concert at the Bell Centre.
  46. ^ A float is the amount of cash placed in registers at the beginning of a shift or workday. The float allows cashiers to make change for customers early in the day or shift before a sufficient number of cash sales accrue to make change from the day’s sales.
  47. ^ Mireault, Bernie (w, a), Pruett, Joe (ed). "The Chair" Negative Burn 25: 9–15 (July 1995), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  48. ^ The sleeper agent wore sneakers, jeans, a Judas Priest t-shirt, and a baseball cap.
  49. ^ Backstory: The rulers of a small desert tribe were unable to have a child. They selected her to conceive a child with the King. When the son was born, no one was happy. The young wife felt she should be the new queen. The old queen was jealous of her rival’s child. To restore peace, the King banished his young wife to the desert.
  50. ^ The darkness wanted revenge on the King, for destroying their place of worship.
  51. ^ Mark Trimble hired Jane Marble to try and find anything she could on the hag. She came up empty.
  52. ^ The hag would cast an illusion that made her appear like the mother of her victim.
  53. ^ The hag shared her entire history with Mark Trimble when she kissed him on the forehead.
  54. ^ The balloons were in reality the captured souls of her young victims. The balloons exploded violently when the hag bit into them. The explosions paralyzed everyone in the blast radius except the hag.
  55. ^ The deaths were all women with one male child, anywhere from 6 months to 6-years old. The fathers were never killed. But the killer always made sure the man saw his child die. All of them swore they saw the mother kill the child, which was impossible because the mothers were already dead.
  56. ^ The Kinetic separated the hag from her stolen souls and she fell to the ground, exploding in a cloud of dust.
  57. ^ a b Lang, Jeff (w), Mireault, Bernie (a), Pruett, Joe (ed). The Jam, Urban Adventure 14 (1996), Westland, Michigan: Caliber Comics
  58. ^ Harvey was still number one.
  59. ^ Zorba Pizzeria said the Flarks were horrible tippers.
  60. ^ The Balloons also won $100 cash.