Real Name

Chuck Lane

First Appearance

Smash Comics #22 (May 1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Paul Gustavson

Golden Age Origin

Chuck Lane was a rookie cop who felt he could do more good than by just being a cop alone. He learned his ancestor was a jester in a medieval court and used his ancestry to base the costumed identity of Jester. As the Jester, Lane became a comical crime fighter making a laughing-stock out of his enemies. The Jester was known to be unpredictable and would use his eerie laugh and jingling bells to intimidate criminals. Chuck wore his jester costume underneath his cop uniform.

Although the Jester never teamed up with any other Quality Comics characters on panel, he made references to knowing Midnight, Lady Luck, and Daffy Dill.

Villains he fought include Lady Satan.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Smash Comics #22-85


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