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Johnny Red

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Real name
John Redburn
Current alias
Johnny Red
Alignment
Universe
Base of operations
1940s Russia

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Occupation
Pilot
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
First appearance

History

John Redburn, the eponymous protagonist of the comic strip Johnny Red, was a cadet unjustly discharged from the RAF during World War II for striking a training instructor. He stole a Hurricane in the heat of battle and piloted it into Russia where he ended up serving with the disenfranchised pilots of Falcon Squadron, equally unjustly accused of cowardice for surviving what should have been a suicidal rearguard action. Johnny fought alongside the Falcons from then on, all the time knowing that if he went home, he faced a court martial.

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Flying planes.

Strength level

Peak human male.

Weaknesses

Hot temper.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Aeroplanes.

Weapons

Yes.

Notes

  • Johnny was originally stated to have been discharged after striking and seriously injuring Flight Lieutenant Coppel, but in later instalments it is stated that he killed him. Perhaps Coppel died from his injuries at a later date.
  • Among the writers of Johnny Red was Tom Tully. Artists included John Cooper (who drew 270 episodes) and Carlos Pino.
  • Johnny returned courtesy of Titan Comics in 2015 in Garth Ennis's Johnny Red limited series.

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