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Real Name: ?? Jukes

Identity/Class: Human mutate/ghost

Occupation: Researcher, technical assistant

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsSimon Stanley

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed place in the USA

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#43/2 (July, 1963)
    {prima apparizione in Italia: Capitan America#22 Editoriale Corno (13 febbraio 1974)}

Powers/Abilities: In his time Jukes was a normal human was a good technician. Back in time Jukes became a sort of ghost, immaterial, invisible, intangible. He could still speak, but nobody could hear or see him.

History: (Tales of Suspense I#43/2) - Jukes worked for Simon Stanley, an inventor.
    Together they succeeded in building a time machine. Stanley was the scientist, who developed the machine, and after having built it he was fully satisfied and decided to not use it because it could be too dangerous for the present time. Jukes could not believe his ears. He wanted fame and money and could not accept to not use the time machine. But the last word was Stanley's, who denied Jukes complaints: the past had happened already, it could not be changed and shoud not be changed!
    Jukes did not accept it and that same night entered the laboratory to use the machine. Stanley heard him and tried to stop him. They struggled, but Jukes managed to use the time machine.

    He travelled a hundred years into the past. He succeeded. Initially everything was normal, but after a few minutes when he tried to speak to people and tried to touch objects he discovered that his body could not be seen or heard anymore. He understood that Stanley was right: the past could not be changed, doom (not Victor!) ensured this preventing every change from time travellers, making them ghosts.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (pencils and inks), Art Simek (letterer).

    This way to see time protecting itself is rather different than the ones developed and explained by Mark Gruenwald and other Marvel Comics writers later. It could be that Jukes travelled to another dimension where time worked in a different way; or the time machine was imperfect and changed his molecular structure, so time had nothing to do with the transformation.

    The time machine could send him to the past. Did not Stanley add a device to let it send him back to the future, meaning the machine could not go back home?

Profile by Spidermay.

Jukes has no known connections to any other character with a similar name.

Simon Stanley has no known connections to

Simon Stanley

    Simon Stanley was the scientist and brilliant inventor of the time machine.

    Stanley loved to research and his only purpose was to demonstrate that it was possible to build a time machine. He did not want to travel through time because he understood that it was too dangerous and guessed that time protected itself in some unfathomable ways.

    So when he and Jukes completed the machine he refused to use it.
    That night Stanley heard some noises coming from his lab and went to investigate. He found Jukes, who wanted to use the time machine. He tried to stop him, but Jukes won the struggle and left for another time with the machine. Stanley was sad because he knew that Jukes was lost and that he would never see him anymore.

--Tales of Suspense I#43/2

time machine

    The time machine allowed to travel to the past.

    The machine was invented by Simon Stanley and Jukes helped to build it.

    The machine was used only one time to go back in the past one hundred years. Once arrived Jukes was gradually transformed into a ghost, while the machine remained solid, and he could not use it to go back in time.

--Tales of Suspense I#43/2

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Tales of Suspense I#43/2, p5, pan5 (Jukes as a ghost, full image)
Tales of Suspense I#43/2, p2, pan4 (Jukes, head shot)
Tales of Suspense I#43/2, p2, pan3 (Stanley, head shot)
Tales of Suspense I#43/2, p2, pan6 (Jukes and the time machine)

Tales of Suspense I#43 (July, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Steve Ditko (artist)

Last updated: 02/06/11

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