Created by Robert E. Wronski, Jr.
Real Name: George Banner
Current Occupation: Deceased; former Investigative Journalist
Group Affiliation: None
Place of Birth: Worcester
Place of Death: An unnamed alternate dimension
First Appearance: Justice (2nd series) # 1, July 2005
George Banner was an investigative reporter for the Worcester Telegram. When a new female vigilante appeared calling herself Justice, George felt discovering her identity would be his big break. While investigating, he met Michelle Wrigley, who used to be the publicly known super-hero Powerkid before she gave up her powers for good.
George and Michelle started dating, and eventually he discovered that she was in fact Justice. Rather than exposing her, he instead kept her secret, and helped her in her battle against crime using his own investigative skills. Eventually, he chose to himself don a costume and be called Truth. (Previously, during the 1990s, there had been a previous Justice and Truth team, who had been brother and sister.)
Just over a year ago, several heroes and villains were abducted from Earth by the Protector and forced to do battle in some pocket dimension. During the battle, Truth was slain by Hell Child. This tragedy was the final straw that caused Michelle Wrigley to give up adventuring upon her return to Earth.
A new Justice and Truth team has began operating out of Amherst. This time they are two college students.
This character's personality and appearance is based upon my brother in law, but that has no connection whatsoever to my killing him off. The fact of the matter was that in the Justice strip, Michelle Wrigley was suffering an emotional rollar coaster. Her ex-boyfriend had become one of the most powerful super-villains on Earth. Her brother was possessed and killed the President of the United States. Her mother died of cancer. Then she inherited a company and billions of dollars from her brother's father, who turned out to be an evil mastermind trying to take over the world. George's death was the final straw to make her quit, and the emotional drama made for a very great story.