King Coal is a British crimelord and rival of the "Pearlies", led by the Pearly King.
Just before the Blackest Night, King Coal acquired a Lazarus Pit in a mine in the British countryside and tried to sacrifice Batwoman, hoping to turn Newcastle into the "New Jerusalem of Crime". He was unsuccessful in his goal.
- King Coal has a group of underlings at his disposal who dress like chimney-sweeps.
- According to notes by King Coal's creator, Grant Morrison, inspiration for the character is taken from Arthur Scargill, socialist leader of a miners' union in Newcastle in the 1980s, and from the phrase "coals to Newcastle".
- King Coal was mentioned in JLA Classified #2. He is part of a collection of ideas regarding Knight & Squire, which was put together by Grant Morrison.
- 3 Appearances of King Coal (New Earth)
- 2 Images featuring King Coal (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about King Coal (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: King Coal (New Earth)