Young Jack Jaxon, an orphan boy sent to reform school for a crime he didn't commit, gained the power to transform himself into a superhero after discovering Thor's magic belt of strength. First using his new powers to clear his name and convict his evil uncle Jasper, he went on to right further wrongs. He had a short and largely undistinguished career from 1949 through to at least the early 1960s.
Powers and abilities
Powers only work when used in the cause of justice.
He can fly.
- Thunderbolt Jaxon's own six-issue series was published by Britain's Amalgamated Press for the Australian market in 1949, although the character also featured in original adventures in the British weekly Comet (from issue #76) at the same time (and by the same creators).
- He later appeared in Knockout between August 1958 and January 1960 before being briefly revived in a revamped, updated form by America's Wildstorm Comics for a five-issue limited series in 2006 (see also Battler Britton and Albion). Jaxon also appeared in Buster from 1964 to 1965, first in reprints and then in new stories, though for that run he was renamed Johnny Samson.
- A probable alternate universe version of Jaxon also appeared in 2000 AD in Grant Morrison's Zenith, in which he died when his belt failed to work while fighting the demonic Lloigor (a subtle clue that Jaxon and his fellow heroes had been duped and were not actually fighting for a just cause). The Zenith appearance, however, was actually unauthorised. 2000 AD's new publishers Egmont had assumed that they had the rights to Jaxon and numerous other former IPC characters when, in fact, they didn't (see also Robot Archie).
- Appearances of Thunderbolt Jaxon
- Character Gallery: Thunderbolt Jaxon
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