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Pre-Crisis

Originally a member of Amos Fortune's Royal Flush Gang as the Jack of Clubs, the man known only as Jack later changed suits to Spades and eventually joined the Secret Society of Super-Villains as Hi-Jack, robbing a bank with Gorilla Grodd as an initiation and inducting a confused Captain Comet into the Society. Later, he fought Mantis the Power Parasite alongside the Society when they challenged Darkseid. He angered the Wizard following that mission and was banished to an other dimensional nether world but was later revealed to have returned to Earth and been jailed. The Justice League of America tricked him into divulging information about the Society to them while he was in prison.

Post-Crisis

Years later, he reunited with his original Gang (minus Ace) as the Jack of Clubs once more, and fought first the so-called 'Justice League Detroit' and subsequently the second Royal Flush Gang, now led by Amos Fortune himself. Betrayed by their former leader, the King, Queen and Ten died at the hands of the second Flush Gang, and Jack fled into the woods, the sole survivor.

Equipment

Gun that fired specially adapted playing cards.

  • It has been erroneously stated in at least two Who's Who in the DCU entries that Hi-Jack never returned from his exile to another dimension. In fact, he was seen in jail in Justice League of America Vol 1 #167. Curiously, in that issue he praises the Wizard (who had previously exiled him from Earth) and states that he never trusted Funky Flashman (who he never met in the Secret Society of Super-Villains series).
  • All of the above events relating specifically to 'Hi-Jack' occurred on Earth-One prior to the Crisis on Infinite Earths. There is no reason these events could not have occurred the same way in current New Earth continuity, but the original Jack of Clubs has been seen to have reunited with his former teammates in the Royal Flush Gang on at least one occasion since then, facing the Justice League in its Detroit based incarnation, and no mention of his career as Hi-Jack was made.

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