"The Unbinding": Three friends, Jack, Billy and Saf uncover an ancient mystical belt, which they find beneath an old flat stone near a large tree. Jack grabs the belt and the three kids take a bus home. Jack lives with an abusive stepfather, who routinely beats on his mother
Appearing in "The Unbinding"
- Saffron (Saf)
- Larry (Jack's stepfather)
- Mister O'Dunne
- Mystical belt
- Mystical necklet
Synopsis for "The Unbinding"
Three friends, Jack, Billy and Saf uncover an ancient mystical belt, which they find beneath an old flat stone near a large tree. Jack grabs the belt and the three kids take a bus home. Jack lives with an abusive stepfather, who routinely beats on his mother and he. After wailing on his wife, Jack's father Larry leaves the house with two men, Mister O'Dunne and a chauffeur named Hymie. Afterwards, Jack's mother tells him that she is going to leave Larry. Jack goes up to his room to be alone. Billy (who is suffering from the side-effects of chemotherapy) calls him on the telephone. As the two talk, Jack puts on the mystical belt. He is instantly transformed into a muscle-bound adult with long hair and tattoos.
- This book was first published on February 1, 2006.
- This issue is reprinted in the Thunderbolt Jaxon trade paperback.
- This series is regarded as a "spin-off" of Alan Moore's Albion and takes place in the same reality.
- This issue includes an editorial by Dave Gibbons, which gives some insight into the origins of the original British comic strip hero, Thunderbolt Jaxon. The main character of this series was largely inspired by the Golden Age Fawcett Comics character Captain Marvel.
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Links and References
- Thunderbolt Jaxon series index at Comicbookb.com
- Thunderbolt Jaxon series index at the Grand Comics Database Project