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Created by ? and Sheldon Moldoff

The Original Universe


Real Name: Jon Valor
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Freedom fighter
Citizenship: English
Known Relatives: Donna 'Dona' Bonita (wife); Justin Valor (son); unnamed daughter-in-law; Jack Valor (grandson); unnamed great-grandchild; unnamed 20th Century ancestors
Base of Operation: The High Seas, 16th Century
Group Affiliation(s): Five Warriors from Forever
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 164 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: Action Comics #23 (April 1940): "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
(as a ghost): Starman Vol. 2 #2 (December 1994)
Creators: ? and Sheldon Moldoff


A sixteenth-century pirate dedicated to justice, Jon Valor's vessel was at the command of the British monarch, righting many wrongs at sea.

Eventually wrongly accused of a terrible crime, Jon Valor swore at his execution that no-one in Opal City's soul would be granted rest until he was proved innocent. This curse was fulfilled and was used to fell purpose by the evil dwarf Culp, who's plans fell apart when legendary detective Hamilton Drew was able to piece together the clues that proved Jon innocent.


For a definitive list of appearances of Black Pirate in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #3 (May 1985)