|Oswald Hubert Loomis|
Former Television Performer
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Metropolis, New York|
|Normal human with a flair for tricks and practical jokes.|
|Devices used to perform tricks or jokes.|
Superman Vol. 1 & 2
|Action Comics #51 (Aug. 1942)|
|Jerry Siegel & John Sikela|
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.