Captain Justice -
Comic book hero created by cartoonist Abner Bevis (Milo
O'Shea) on the fantasy
adventure ONCE A HERO/ABC/1987. This short-lived series
starred Captain Justice (Jeff Lester), a fictional Pizazz
character who discovers that fewer and fewer
people were reading his 'Captain Justice' comic books. Realizing
that without readers his character would disappear (shades of
Tinker Bell!), Captain Justice, (a.k.a. "The Crimson Crusader")
left the two-dimensional world of the Forbidden Zone and
entered the real world.
Unfortunately, reality had its
drawbacks. The Captain was now mortal, and as such, could no
longer deflect bullet, fly through the air etc.
costumed stranger in a strange new world was
Forster), a Humphrey Bogart look-alike dressed in a raincoat
and hat who helped the Captain battle such baddies as Max
Mayhem, Lobsterman, and Dr. Destructo.
Captain Justice and friends faded quickly from sight soon after
their debut. Like the comic book, this series needed viewers to survive.