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February 22, 2006

Speed Jaxon

This month being Black History Month, I wanted to find a good adventure strip that would help celebrate the occassion. Unfortunately, it's taken me this long to get around to posting - and for that I apologize. If you look at the number of posts I've actually put to the web for February, maybe it won't seem too unforgivable...

At any rate, let me introduce a strip that perhaps many of you have never had the pleasure of reading (it was new to me until I did some digging recently): Speed Jaxon. Speed ran in the Chicago Defender and is signed Pol Curi, which may have been a pen name used by Jay Jackson. Jackson spent a number of years on another Defender strip, Bungleton Green; I plan to be discussing his run on BG over at Barnacle Press any day now (the first Bungleton Green post is already up). Speed Jaxon is a wartime adventurer, good with his fists and good with his brains. This first episode moves along at quite a clip, so hang on to your seat...

from Nov. 28, 1942

Posted by Thrillmer! at February 22, 2006 05:19 PM

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