Real Name

Chuck Lane

First Appearance

Smash Comics #22 (May 1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Paul Gustavson


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. Chuck wore his jester costume underneath his cop uniform.

Villains he fought include Lady Satan.

Powers and Abilities

The Jester was known to be unpredictable and would use his eerie laugh and jingling bells to intimidate criminals.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Smash Comics #22-85


  • Although the Jester never teamed up with any other Quality Comics characters on panel, he made references to knowing Midnight, Lady Luck, and Daffy.
  • The Jester's costume is nearly identical to the one worn by another character of the same name from an earlier comic starring Madame Fatal. There is no in-story explanation for this.

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