|Secret ID.||Richard Verrell|
|1st Appearance||Super Detective Library|
|Country of origin||UK|
Best-selling crime author Richard Verrell is secretly the gentleman crook Blackshirt. In his secret identity the police and authorities often call on his aid when dealing with crimes, due to his extensive knowledge of the topic. While originally a crook, his good nature and willingness to help those in need eventually led him to become a full fledged crime-fighter. While not superhuman, Blackshirt is extremely strong and agile, and is able to climb surfaces most people would consider sheer and unattainable.