Jack B. Quick

Jack B. Quick

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character_name=Jack B. Quick
real_name=Jack B. Quick
publisher=America's Best Comics
debut="Tomorrow Stories" #1
creators=Alan Moore
Kevin Nowlan
status=active
alliances=
previous_alliances=America's Best
aliases=
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.


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