|When introduced in Action
Comics 23, April 1940, the Black Pirate was a pseudo Prince Valiant strip,
told completely in captions. Justin Valor was a swashbuckling adventurer
in the Douglas Fairbanks mode.
From Action 26, written and drawn by Sheldon
|By Sensation #9, Jon Valor had adopted
a special costumed identity, married and raised a son, Justin to
age 12. Justin joined him in his crusades against injustice.
Story by Gardner Fox. Art by Sheldon Moldoff.