Personal Info:
Real Name: Jonathan Cheval
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Flash Comics 64
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Secret Society Of Super Villains II
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Hawkman
Monocles: The Monocle uses many different kinds of lenses that can project lasers, radiation, light, x-rays and even electricity.
In 1945 Jonathan Cheval ran an optical shop in New York City that had previously belonged to his father and grandfather. Secretly Cheval had learned to create unusual lenses that could focus and project various kinds of radiation.
The six members of the board of directors of the bank that held the mortgage on Chevalís store realised they would go to prison unless they recouped money they had lost speculating on the stock market. The store was situated on land that was quite valuable. One director held receipts proving that Cheval had paid off most of his mortgage money that the directors had stolen, and told the others what he had done. Claiming that Cheval had failed to make his payments, the directors foreclosed on his mortgage, intending to sell Chevalís land at a high profit.
When Cheval discovered that the directors had stolen his receipts, he resolved to use his discoveries in optics to get his revenge as the Monocle.