Renaissance curmudgeon and friend of Thane
Jacob Kurtzberg is an old Jewish man who owns the apartment building that Thane lives in. Thane saved him from being smashed by a flying car, and he figured the blue alien warrior didn’t have much in the way of income, so he gave him an apartment to live in and pays him as if he were an employee, despite him not actually working there. Kurtzberg feels like this is a small way he can contribute to Thane’s fight against the forces of evil. Kurtzberg is probably Laertes’ best friend and moral compass. Despite being almost 60 years younger than Laertes, the old man counsels him when he needs guidance.
Kurtzberg doesn’t have any super powers or skills, besides being an exceptional artist and a renaissance curmudgeon. He is a veteran of the Korean war, as far as that goes.