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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.
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.
Notable events of 2006 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
David Chester Gibbons is an English comics artist, writer and sometimes letterer. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything". He was an artist for 2000 AD, for which he contributed a large body of work from its first issue in 1977.
John Higgins is an English comic book artist and writer. He did significant work for 2000 AD, and he has frequently worked with writer Alan Moore, most notably as colourist for Watchmen.
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