Alias


Prankster
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Oswald Hubert Loomis
Occupation

Criminal

Former Television Performer


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Earth
Group Affiliation

Injustice League


Base of Operations
Metropolis, New York
Height
5'
Weight
125 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers
Normal human with a flair for tricks and practical jokes.
Accessories
Devices used to perform tricks or jokes.
Common Enemies

Joker

Superman


Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Superman Vol. 1 & 2


First Appearance
Action Comics #51 (Aug. 1942)
Creator
Jerry Siegel & John Sikela
Origin

Neither very strong nor adept in hand-to-hand combat, Oswald Loomis had to use his wits to survive life as a criminal.


Originally a behind the scenes player he decided it was time to go for the big score. Devising a plan, he held a series of mock holdups in which he gave money to bankers - hardly a crime. The goal of his ploy was to trick a banker into opening the vault, which he would then loot.


Superman stopped the crime spree, but Loomis escaped, or so he thought. The Man of Steel switched the contents of the larcenous funny man's cash-sack with worthless blank paper.


Undaunted, Loomis returned again and again to perform new mischief with some outlandish scheme as the Prankster.