Name Blackshirt
A.K.A. n/a
Secret ID. Richard Verrell
Type Costumed Hero
Affiliation/Team None
1st Appearance Super Detective Library
Year 1950's
Publisher Amalgamated Press
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.