MISTER JUSTICE (Paul Morse)

Created by: Joe Blair & Sam Cooper

Real Name: Prince James of England (aka Paul Morse)

Joined Mighty Crusaders: In an untold story prior to Archie’s Weird Mysteries #3

First Appearance: Blue Ribbon Comics #9, February 1941

Origin: The hero known to many as “Mr. Justice” was born in the 11th Century as Prince James of England. Murdered in Scotland during the Rogers Rebellion, his spirit haunted the castle where he was slain.

Hundreds of years later the castle was transplanted to the United States, disturbing the angry spirit within. A stranger to both the land and the time period, James’s vengeful ghost was molded by the theatrics of the new superhero era.

For a time he served among the Mighty Crusaders and took the name “Mr. Justice.” After years of combating supervillains and ethereal threats, Mr. Justice was key in defeating the Brain Emperor – seemingly sacrificing himself in the process.

The truth is that he had grown weary of the fleeting affairs of mortals. With his spirit calmed and tempered, he caught a glimpse of something more – the thread that binds all realities together. He set out to explore the Blue Ribbon…

Abilities:
Move freely through all matter
Raise and Quell Spirits of the Dead
Exist as a Ghost or Solid Being
Atomizing Energy Blasts

Checklist:
MLJ Comics:
Blue Ribbon Comics 9-22
Jackpot Comics 1-9

Mighty Comics:
Laugh Comics Digest 21
Mighty Crusaders 4 (1st Silver Age app. 5/66), 5
Mighty Comics 47

Red Circle Comics:
Blue Ribbon Comics (vol. 2) 2
Fly 1
Mighty Crusaders (vol. 2) 9
Archie’s Weird Mysteries 3, 14
Mighty Crusaders (vol. 4) 4