Captain Justice (Jeff Lester), was a comic book superhero (Pizazz Comics) on the fantasy adventure ONCE A HERO/ABC/1987. When he discovers that fewer and fewer people were reading his Captain Justice comic books, and that without readers his character would disappear (shades of Tinker Bell!), Captain Justice, (aka “The Crimson Crusader”) left the two-dimensional world of the Forbidden Zone and entered the real world.
Unfortunately, reality had its drawbacks. The Captain was now mortal, and as such, could no longer deflect bullet, fly through the air etc.
Assisting our costumed stranger in a strange new world was Gumshoe (Robert Forster), a Humphrey Bogart look-alike dressed in a raincoat and hat who helped the Captain battle such baddies as Max Mayhem, Lobsterman, and Dr. Destructo.
Note: Captain Justice and friends faded quickly from sight soon after their debut. Like the comic book, this TV series needed viewers to survive.