Ex-Professional football player 'Shorty' Wilson retired from the game and decided to use his skills to 'turn the heat on the Underworld'. Taking the name 'The Black Dwarf' he dons a wide brimmed gaucho hat, a monk's robe and a red-lined cape. Shorty had no super powers, but was extremely athletic and an excellent scrapper. He was helped in his war on crime, by his sniper girlfriend Patricia 'Arsenic' Gaynes, explosives expert, Joseph 'Nitro' Lemerise, and the human fly, Terry 'Fly' Holcomb.
He first appeared in Spotlight Comics #01 (November 1944). His adventures were republished and reprinted under the name 'The Blue Monk' By St. John Publications.