Frank S. Pepper (the 'S' stood for Stuart) was a comics writer born in Ilford, North London on February 8th 1910. Originally working for newspapers and magazines, he began selling stories to the various boys story papers in the 1930's, including Rockfist Rogan in Champion, which he created (under the pseudonym Hal Wilton) in 1937 and wrote for the next 22 year. Other pseudonyms used by Pepper included John Marshall, Mark Grimshaw, John Morion and Rupert Hall. He also worked for Knockout.
Co-created by Pepper
- Captain Condor (created in 1952 for Lion as a rival for Hulton Press's popular character Dan Dare). Pepper worked on Captain Condo for twelve years.
- Roy of the Rovers (created for Tiger with artist Joe Colquhoun as a replacement for his own previous football themed series Danny of the Dazzlers).
- Steel Commando (created for Thunder).
Written by Pepper
Frank Pepper retired from comics in 1983 and started compiling dictionaries of quotations. He died in Cornwall on 11th December 1988.