Jack Of Hearts is another one of those characters that never really caught on, despite Marvel pushing him at us at every available opportunity.
Ok, he wasn't as annoying as The Torpedo, but he was strangely bland, being a square jawed nice guy without much of an edge to him. He was also the character no artist wanted as an assignment, his costume being infinitely more time-consuming than, say, Daredevil or The Punisher.
He also stole The White Tiger's series out from under him in the pages of Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu, something I never forgave him for.
And yet, we demanded him blasting into solo action, apparently.
Actually, this try-out in Marvel Premiere is pretty good. Sure, you have to wade through the obligatory flashback to the origin, and the shoehorned 'Hi, I'm the supporting cast' you get in every intro story, but Keith Giffen & Rudy Nebres make a lush art team, and the excruciatingly camp villain is a hoot. Give him his own book.
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