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Real Name: Dr. Jack Tryon

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Medical doctor

Group Membership: Medical staff at Metropolitan General Hospital

Affiliations: Miss Brundage, Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins, Christine Palmer, Victor J. Sloan (loose)
   formerly Dr. William Sutton

Enemies: Joe "the Scar" Bronson, Dr. William Sutton

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Metropolitan General Hospital, New York, USA

First Appearance: Night Nurse#2 (January, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Jack Tryon is a resident doctor, having graduated from medical school and continuing his training to become a full doctor. He has demonstrated bravery and a strong sense of medical ethics.

Height: 5' 9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Dark brown
Hair: Brown


(Night Nurse#2 (fb) - BTS) - At Metropolitan General Hospital, Dr. Jack Tryon was made resident to respected surgeon Dr. William Sutton, who had been secretly making fraudulent and excessive prescription drug and equipment requisitions for personal use and money.

(Night Nurse#2) - Sutton's assistant, nurse Christine Palmer, naively tried to cover up her boss' indiscretions when her friend nurse Linda Carter saw the falsified records. Palmer dodged the confrontation with Carter as Tryon entered by suggesting that he and Carter take a coffee break. Tryon confided to Carter that others had noted inconsistencies when dealing with Sutton. Tryon encouraged Carter to help investigate and they went to Sutton's townhouse the next day to confront him personally. Left to wait by Sutton's butler, the duo casually looked around and found prescription drugs, excessive alcohol and a repair bill for a car involved in a hit-and-run. Shocked, they left immediately to see Palmer and were told a car victim had just died after bungled surgery by a drunk Sutton. A quick inquest was organized by the hospital and Palmer, Carter and Tryon were there to hear Sutton angrily dismiss malpractice accusations, but overwhelming evidence led to Sutton's arrest. Tryon walked Carter home.

(Night Nurse#3) - Linda Carter bumped into Jack Tryon at a department store doing last-minute Christmas shopping. They shared a taxi back to the hospital as both were on duty that night. Tryon met Carter's friend Georgia Jenkins at the informal staff Christmas party in the cafeteria, but was missing Carter. Later, Jenkins frantically reached Tryon when hitman "Scar" Bronson targeted mob boss and patient Victor Sloan, who was being protected by Carter. Tryon stormed into the room and, with Carter's help, overpowered Bronson. Tryon and Carter found and released cranky senior nurse Brundage, who had been tied up by Bronson, and then tended to patient Sloan.

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas & Winslow Mortimer.

It seems fairly clear that Jack Tryon was intended to be a romantic interest for Linda Carter, but the series' short run put a stop to that.

This profile was completed 6/01/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Dr. Jack Tryon has no known connections to:

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Night Nurse#2, p10, pan6 (main image)
   p15, pan2 (headshot)

Night Nurse#2 (January, 1973) - Jean Thomas (writer), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Roy Thomas (editor)
Night Nurse#3 (March, 1973) - Jean Thomas (writer), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Roy Thomas (editor)

First posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/29/2021

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