Alias






Jack O' Lantern
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Jack O' Lantern I

Jason Phillip Macendale Jr.


Alias

Hobgoblin III



Jack O' Lantern II

Steven Mark Levins



Jack O' Lantern III

Daniel Berkhart


Aliases

Mad Jack

Mysterio II



Jack O' Lantern IV

Maguire Beck


Aliases

Mad Jack

Terry Beck


Occupation

Jack O' Lantern I

Criminal

Mercenary


Jack O' Lantern II

Criminal

Mercenary


Jack O' Lantern III

Criminal

Stuntman


Jack O' Lantern IV

Criminal


Legal Status

Jack O' Lantern I

Citizen of the United States with a revoked citizenship due to enlisting in a foreign army, with an undisclosed criminal record.


Jack O' Lantern II

Deceased citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Jack O' Lantern III

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Jack O' Lantern IV

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Jack O' Lantern I

Boston, Massachusetts


Jack O' Lantern II

Sleepy Hollow, Illinois


Jack O' Lantern III

United States


Jack O' Lantern IV

Moreno Valley, California


Group Affiliation

Jack O' Lantern I

None


Jack O' Lantern I

Skeleton Crew

Thunderbolts


Jack O' Lantern I

Sinister Six


Jack O' Lantern I

Partner of Mysterio I & II


Base of Operations
New York, New York
Height

Jack O' Lantern I: 6' 1"


Jack O' Lantern II: 6'


Jack O' Lantern III: 5' 10"


Jack O' Lantern IV: 5' 6"


Weight

Jack O' Lantern I: 210 lbs.


Jack O' Lantern II: 200 lbs.


Jack O' Lantern III: 160 lbs.


Jack O' Lantern IV: 130 lbs.


Eye Color

Jack O' Lantern I: Brown


Jack O' Lantern II: Unknown


Jack O' Lantern III: Blue


Jack O' Lantern IV: Hazel


Hair Color

Jack O' Lantern I: Black


Jack O' Lantern II: Unknown


Jack O' Lantern III: Brown


Jack O' Lantern IV: Brown


Known Powers

Jack O' Lantern I

Normal human with excellent hand-to-hand combatant skills with military and CIA training.


Above average intelligence with skills as an espionage agent, electrician and physicist.


Jack O' Lantern II

Normal human with excellent hand-to-hand combatant skills


Jack O' Lantern III

Normal human with talents as a stuntman and adequate hand-to-hand combatant skills.


Jack O' Lantern IV

Normal human with expert skills at designing special effects devices and stage illusions. A master hypnotist skilled in chemistry and robotics.


Adequate hand-to-hand combatant skills.


Accessories

Jack O' Lantern I

Jack O'Lantern Costume: Shielded uniform housing a power pack of 10,000 volts of electricity which can be channeled through the gloves.


Pogo-Platform: Personal bouncing platform, later upgraded to a personal hovercraft.



Jack O' Lantern II

Jack O'Lantern Costume: Heavily shielded uniform housing a wide variety of offensive grenades and a power pack of 10,000 volts of electricity which can be channeled through the gloves. Helmet is equipped with a wide variety of tactical scanners and life support systems.


Hovercraft: Personal platform capable of flight.



Jack O' Lantern III & IV

Jack O'Lantern Costume: High-tech costume equipped with a wide array of illusion casting devices via holograms and hallucinogenic gases.

Hovercraft: Personal platform capable of flight.


Maguire: Robotic cat.



Common Enemies

Jack O' Lantern I

Machine Man

Moon Knight

Silver Sable

Spider-Man I


Jack O' Lantern II

Captain America I

Spider-Man I


Jack O' Lantern III & IV

Daredevil

J.J. Jameson

Spider-Man I


Regularly Appearing

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Moon Knight Vol. 3

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1

Peter Parker: Spider-Man

Web of Spider-Man


First Appearance

Jack O' Lantern I

Machine Man Vol. 1 #19 (Feb. 1981)


Jack O' Lantern II

Captain America Vol. 1 #396 (Dec. 1992)


Jack O' Lantern III

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 #241 (Dec. 1996)


Jack O' Lantern IV

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 #243 (Feb. 1997)


Creator

Jack O' Lantern I

Tom DeFalco & Steve Ditko


Jack O' Lantern II

Mark Gruenwald & Rik Levins


Jack O' Lantern III & IV

J. M. DeMatteis & Luke Ross


Origin

Mercenary Jason Macendale began his career in the Marines and later the CIA, but defected to a foreign military power, an act which resulted in his American citizenship being revoked.


Wanting notoriety as a mercenary, he assumed the identity of the costumed criminal Jack O'Lantern.


After Macendale abandoned the Jack O'Lantern identity to become the Hobgoblin, another mercenary took up the identity; Steven Mark Levins obtained Macendale's equipment and made considerable upgrades in offensive and tactical capabilities. Initially allying himself with the Red Skull against Captain America, Levins has established himself as a formidable costumed criminal battling primarily Spider-Man.


In unrelated events, Maguire Beck, the younger cousin and criminal partner of Quentin Beck (Mysterio I) sought revenge against those she believed lead to her cousin's suicide. For years Maguire Beck worked behind the scenes designing effects for her older cousin's flamboyant criminal career. In those times when Quentin Beck was incarcerated he also had another protégé, Daniel Berkhart, who also used the identity of Mysterio in the employee of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in his vendetta against Spider-Man. When Berkhart was once again incarcerated he held a grudge against Jameson and after gaining freedom teamed with Maguire Beck to seek revenge as the seemingly mystical Mad Jack.


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