Jeff Hagees was once a designer of missile propulsion systems for a defense contractor. To cope with the stress of his job, he turned to gambling, losing thousands in pool rooms. When he fell into serious financial jeopardy, his employers took notice of his gambling problem, and fired him, fearing he was selling defense secrets to pay his debts. Furious, he designed the costumed identity of 8-Ball, basing his custom pool cue on his propulsion system work. He organized a gang of henchmen and went on a crime spree in New York city to make his fortune.

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