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Thunderbolt Jaxon is a superhero comic-book character who first appeared in an Australian comic in 1949. His first appearance in the UK was in Comet #76 in 1949. He later appeared in Knockout between August 1958 and January 1960. Thunderbolt Jaxon is apart of a long list of forgotten British superheroes
When a young boy, Jack Jaxon, dons a magic belt with the power of the god Thor, he turns into an adult superhero with incredible strength and the power of flight. His costume is ancient Greek, reminiscent of Steve Reeves as "Hercules", with a close-fitting, short-sleeved shirt, short skirt and laced boots.
In Buster comic from 1964 the character was re-branded as "Johnny Samson", and new strips were added, retaining the premise and costume.
Thunderbolt Jaxon is a retelling of the 1949 Comet Comics character's origins.
This version was a five issue mini-series premiering in 2006, written by Dave Gibbons, John Higgins on art, Wildstorm FX on colors and lettered by Todd Klein. The covers were also provided by Gibbons and Klein.
Watchmen is an American comic book maxiseries by the British creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins. It was published monthly by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987 before being collected in a single-volume edition in 1987. Watchmen originated from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics. As Moore's proposed story would have left many of the characters unusable for future stories, managing editor Dick Giordano convinced Moore to create original characters instead.
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Thunderbolt, in comics. may refer to:
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