I welcome criticisms, suggestions, and additional chapters and illustrations. This should be a community project. CHAPTER 1: A HERO BORN The year was 1922, and Mike Perry had nothing but $15 in his pocket and a dream in his heart. He had just made it to the big city, and his prospects were bright. His boyhood friend, Chester "Dizzy" Bizowski had just hit it big as a newspaper man, and he had asked Mike to come help make newspapers. Unfortunately, all the businesses in town were under the grip of a brutal ethnic gang. Mike had to make things right the way only he could. One day, he cut the blanket of his old friend Bobby, the friendly neighborhood urchin Mike had been mentoring until his untimely demise from a combination of typhoid and gunshot wounds received from an ethnic hitman on Christmas eve, and re-designed it into a crime-fighting costume. Long story short, he saved the neighborhood, and the newspaper business today is known as a shining example of journalism and good grammar. Mike lands in New York City. This photo was probably taken on Sept 4th, 1922, the day Mike arrived Mike (front row, 3rd from left) and the short-lived, but modestly successful ragtime band he played with, The Boogie Woogies.