Real Name: Nick Jolly
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Affiliations: Oregans, Bess (his steed)
Enemies: Simon Death, Scarza
Known Relatives: None.
Aliases: The Flying Highwayman
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Hotspur #714 (D.C. Thomson, 23rd June 1973)
Powers/Abilities: Nick's mount Bess was converted into a jet-propelled flying steel horse by the time ray, and would come when called, even when it shouldn't have been possible for it to hear Nick. He was a skilled rider, even when his steed was flying. He was handy with a sword, and had the added advantage that in the future this weapon gained an electric charge, allowing him to stun opponents.
History: Nick Jolly was an 18th century highwayman transported to modern times by a time ray operated by the alien Oregans. On at least three occasions they transported the daring adventurer to the 20th century to carry out tasks for them, before (eventually) returning him back to his own time. While still considering himself an outlaw, he was an honourable man, and he spent most of his time trying to fathom out this new world he had entered, taking it all in with a sense of wonderment and good humour.
Nick became as notorious in the 20th century as he had been in the 18th, and got used to the idea of being given missions by the beings from "the magic star" which would carry him "to a strange age in the future". Since the missions were altruistic ones, such as opposing the dangerous villain Simon Death, this wasn't too difficult for the ethical highwayman.
Comments: Ron Smith (who went on to draw Judge Dredd, Red Star Robinson and King Cobra) was the main artist for this character and drew him for his first weekly installment.
Thanks to Jim Croasdale for additional information on the artist for this character.
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