Real Name: J.C.Keene
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Scientist, crime fighter
Affiliations: Calypso Cal, Oona Oki
Enemies: Ironjaw, Eddie
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unnamed cemetery outside Dallas, Texas
First Appearance: Star Rider and the Peace Machine #1 (Richard Comely Presentation, July, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Keene possesses a computer-like brain, capable of processing information at an incredible rate. He can tune in to any short wave radio, television or computer in his vicinity. He is also able to charge his hands with electricity, allowing him to deliver shocks by touching people.
History: J.C.Keene was a top computer scientist, known the world over. Thieves broke into his home to steal plans for his newest super-computer, and when Keene got in the way, one of them, Eddie, shot at him. Keene crashed back into his computer and was electrocuted. He was believed dead, but three days later he awoke in his coffin, and discovered his mind had been irrevocably altered by the experience. He calculated that he should hide out for a year, preparing to set a trap for his "killers".
A year later a string of assassinations rocked the globe, as terrorist Ironjaw began his schemes for world domination. The villain was using Keene's supercomputer to plot his actions, while back in Texas, Keene emerged from his base, hidden in the graveyard under his own tombstone. Keene recruited two special assistants, the exceptionally strong safecracker and weapons master Calypso Cal, and the superhypnotist Oona Oki, before moving to confront Ironjaw and his organisation.
Comments: Created by Richard Comely. Keene only appeared in one issue of the short lived anthology title Star Rider.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Computer Man, a Filipino hero
Computer Warrior, able to enter computer realms
Kip Keene, Canadian Golden Age character
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