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Much of the popularity of the series comes, however, from the range of weirdos surrounding Jack, including '''BECKY BURDOCK, VAMPIRE REPORTER''', the government Weird Shit Investigator Agency known only as '''Q''', [[CowboyCop old-fashioned copper]] Inspector Maveryk, and Tom-Tom the Robot Man. To reflect this, Grist eventually renamed the book ''The Weird World Of Jack Staff.''

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Much of the popularity of the series comes, however, from the range of weirdos surrounding Jack, including '''BECKY BURDOCK, VAMPIRE REPORTER''', REPORTER!''', the government Weird Shit Investigator Agency known only as '''Q''', [[CowboyCop old-fashioned copper]] Inspector Maveryk, '''Inspector Maveryk''', and Tom-Tom robot guardian '''Tom-Tom the Robot Man.Man'''. To reflect this, Grist eventually renamed the book ''The Weird World Of Jack Staff.''


Much of the popularity of the series comes, however, from the range of weirdos surrounding Jack, including '''BECKY BURDOCK, VAMPIRE REPORTER''', the government Weird Shit Investigator Agency known only as Q, Inspector Maveryk, and Tom-Tom the Robot Man. To reflect this, Grist eventually renamed the book ''The Weird World Of Jack Staff.''

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Much of the popularity of the series comes, however, from the range of weirdos surrounding Jack, including '''BECKY BURDOCK, VAMPIRE REPORTER''', the government Weird Shit Investigator Agency known only as Q, '''Q''', [[CowboyCop old-fashioned copper]] Inspector Maveryk, and Tom-Tom the Robot Man. To reflect this, Grist eventually renamed the book ''The Weird World Of Jack Staff.''


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** The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Tom Tom the Robot Man is Robot Archie with a little Comicbook/IronMan added in. The Hurricane is ''Comicbook/{{Valiant}}'s'' rage-powered, humourously foul-mouthed Captain Hurricane redone as a [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-level]] disaster with full-on SymbolSwearing.

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** The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Tom Tom the Robot Man is Robot Archie with a little Comicbook/IronMan added in. The Hurricane is ''Comicbook/{{Valiant}}'s'' rage-powered, humourously foul-mouthed Captain Hurricane redone as a [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-level]] disaster with full-on SymbolSwearing. And Helen Morgan, with her immortality-granting crystal shard, is a very loose take on "Kelly's Eye", here linked into the Eternal Warrior.


** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Human Torch. And Detective Inspector Maveryk [[Series/TheSweeney likes to think he's the kind of old-fashioned copper played by John Thaw]].

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** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Human Torch. The Druid is a crustier Comicbook/DoctorStrange. And Detective Inspector Maveryk [[Series/TheSweeney likes to think he's the kind of old-fashioned copper played by John Thaw]].


** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Human Torch.
** The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Tom Tom the Robot Man is Robot Archie with a little Comicbook/IronMan added in. The Hurricane is ''Comicbook/{{Valiant}}'s'' rage-powered, humourously foul-mouthed Captain Hurricane redone as a [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-level]] disaster.

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** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Human Torch. \n And Detective Inspector Maveryk [[Series/TheSweeney likes to think he's the kind of old-fashioned copper played by John Thaw]].
** The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Tom Tom the Robot Man is Robot Archie with a little Comicbook/IronMan added in. The Hurricane is ''Comicbook/{{Valiant}}'s'' rage-powered, humourously foul-mouthed Captain Hurricane redone as a [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-level]] disaster.disaster with full-on SymbolSwearing.


* AllGermansAreNazis: Played with in an interesting way with Kapitan Krieg, who's first presented as simply seeing himself as the German equivalent of a Golden Age superhero just like Jack and Sgt Stripes, in the late 30s. So of course he fights for his country when the war breaks out, because he's a CaptainPatriotic too. He finds out the hard way things aren't so simple.



** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Comicbook/HumanTorch.

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** Straight examples: General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Comicbook/HumanTorch.Human Torch.



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%%* DemonicPossession* DemonicPossession: Kapitan Krieg finds out the Nazis had more plans for him than just being a superhero...



%%* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Kapitan Krieg.]]

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%%* * DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Kapitan Krieg.Krieg manages to avert being made ]]


* CaptainErsatz: After the Spider crisis, Grist turned to these instead of directly using older characters - General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. Jack himself began as a Captain Ersatz for Creator/MarvelComics' British character Union Jack.

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* CaptainErsatz: CaptainErsatz[=/=]{{Expy}}: After the Spider crisis, Grist turned to these instead of directly using older characters - characters. Some of them are straightforward Ersatzes, others are playful combinations or remixes of multiple characters, both British and American.
** Jack himself supposedly began as a pitch for a Marvel Union Jack series. Although aside from [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing A Flag On His Chest]] and fighting one vampire, [[DivergentCharacterEvolution little of that remains]].
** Straight examples:
General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion.Bulmer). Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. Jack himself began as The Freedom Fighters are a new take on Comicbook/TheInvaders - Sgt Stripes is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, Blazing Glory the original Comicbook/HumanTorch.
** The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Tom Tom the Robot Man is Robot Archie with a little Comicbook/IronMan added in. The Hurricane is ''Comicbook/{{Valiant}}'s'' rage-powered, humourously foul-mouthed
Captain Ersatz for Creator/MarvelComics' British character Union Jack.Hurricane redone as a [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk-level]] disaster.
** Bramble and Son, Vampire Hunters are Series/SteptoeAndSon... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin if they were vampire hunters!]]



* {{Expy}}: Bramble and Son, Vampire Hunters are Expies of Series/SteptoeAndSon.


* CaptainErsatz: After the Spider crisis, Grist turned to these instead of directly using older characters - General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. Jack himself began as a Captain Ersatz for MarvelComics' British character Union Jack.

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* CaptainErsatz: After the Spider crisis, Grist turned to these instead of directly using older characters - General Tubbs is General Jumbo, Charles Raven is Janus Stark, Ben Kulmer is the Steel Claw (created by Ken Bulmer). The Eternal Warrior looks like Adam Eterno but is closer in concept to Creator/MichaelMoorcock's Eternal Champion. Lord Nod is Dream from ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]''. Jack himself began as a Captain Ersatz for MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' British character Union Jack.


%%* BandagedFace: "Mr Green"

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%%* * BandagedFace: "Mr Green"



%%* HulkingOut: Hurricane

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%%* * HulkingOut: HurricaneCaptain Gust, whose rage problems manifest by turning him into the Hurricane.



%%* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: General Tubbs's SuperWristGadget keyboard.]]

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%%* * MagicFeather: [[spoiler: General Tubbs's SuperWristGadget keyboard.]]keyboard,]] as Commander Malone finds out the hard way.


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