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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 [1]

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.

Cover of the 1st issue (2006) Thunderbolt Jaxon 2006 01 cover.jpg
Cover of the 1st issue (2006)

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.

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