Ragman's debut was, like the shabby vigilante himself, an underrated gem. Writer Robert Kanigher's origin of the frayed hero was pieced together into moody, coarse segments by Joe Kubert and Nestor, Frank and Quico Redondo. Vietnam veteran Rory Regan's father and three friends were electrocuted by gangsters after uncovering stolen millions in a mattress. Rory tried to pull them to safety and the electrical current transferred their strength and skills into him. Donning an outfit of rags, the "Tatterdemalion of Justice" was born. However, the series ran for only 5 issues.