Jack B. Quick

Jack B. Quick


character_name=Jack B. Quick
real_name=Jack B. Quick
publisher=America's Best Comics
debut="Tomorrow Stories" #1
creators=Alan Moore
Kevin Nowlan
previous_alliances=America's Best
relatives=Unnamed Father and Mother
powers=None. Inventive genius.|

Jack B. Quick is a fictional character, a superhero from Alan Moore's America's Best Comics imprint. He appeared primarily in humorous stories in the anthology series Tomorrow Stories.

Character history

Jonothon Beauregard Quick is a boy genius who lives in the fictional farming town of Queerwater Creek, Kansas. He spends the majority of his time inventing incredible things, most of which tend to backfire, despite his best efforts. The science of Jack's inventions is often based on incorrect reasoning or irrational beliefs that somehow work anyway. For example, in order to test the buttered cat paradox, he butters the back of his cat Spark-plug and, because objects always fall butter-side-down while cats always land on their feet, the cats simply hover about the town.

Most of the minor characters are very understanding, unassuming and accommodating when it relates to Jack's experiments but a running joke through the comics is that Jack is oblivious to the fact that his tinkering "in God's domain" has made his parents quietly suicidal.

Jack was seen as a member of America's Best in the final story arc of Promethea. He attempted to stop the armageddon by building a "Doomsday Machine" and then putting it in reverse. He was treated with skepticism by other characters, especially Tom Strong, and with alarm by the United States Government who transported him in a steel crate with protocols similar to Hannibal Lecter.

Other versions

*There was also another character, from DC Comics, a Member of the Champions of Angor also named Jack B. Quick.

* In the film Guns of El Chupacabra the primary character, played by Scott Shaw, is named Jack B. Quick, Space Sheriff.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jack B. Quick — est un personnage de fiction créé par Alan Moore et Kevin Nowlan dans la série Tomorrow Stories de la collection américaine America s Best Comics. En France, un recueil des histoires de Jack B. Quick est paru en 2006 chez Éditions USA. Le nom de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jack Be Nimble — is a nursery rhyme. Suggestions about its origins are: it is related to a marriage ceremony; it celebrates the escapes of [http://www.rhymes.org.uk/jack be nimble.htm a pirate] ; or it is about a religious choice which could have led to burning… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Mary Ann — is a folk hero whose legendary exploits in the Wrexham area of Wales in the 1920s and 1930s are celebrated in a series of jokes and tales transmitted in local oral tradition. Jack was a coal miner. Jack s nickname comes from the common practice… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Dalton — Personnage de fiction apparaissant dans MacGyver Naissance 3 février 1951 Origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jack Unruh — is a commercial illustrator who works on advertising projects for companies. Unruh has won several awards from the Society of Illustrators for his illustrations. His work focuses primarily on the outdoors. Unruh was born in Pretty Prairie, Kansas …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Dalton (MacGyver) — Infobox character colour = colour text = name = Jack Dalton series = MacGyver caption = first = Jack of Lies last = The Mountain of Youth cause = creator = Lee David Zlotoff portrayer = Bruce McGill episode = 17 nickname = alias = species =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Kemp — Infobox Officeholder name = Jack Kemp, Jr. imagesize = 200px small caption = order = 1996 Republican Vice Presidential nominee term start =August 16, 1996 term end =November 5, 1996 runningmate = Bob Dole opponent = Bill Clinton/Al Gore… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Beale — Jack Gordon Beale AO (17 July 1917 – 7 June 2006) was an Australian politician who championed the need for Australia to conserve and develop its water resources. He was also Australia’s first environment minister. In his obituary in The Sydney… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton — Jack Harcourt Deveraux and Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux are fictional characters and a supercouple from the NBC daytime drama Days of our Lives ,cite news |title=Soap Star Stats: Matthew Ashford (Jack, DAYS) |publisher= Soap Opera Digest… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack C. Hayya — is professor emeritus of management science at the Pennsylvania State University.Education*B.S., Civil Enginering, University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, 1952 *M.S., Management, California State University, Northridge, 1961 [Hayya, Jack C.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”