Jigsaw (Harvey Comics)

Jigsaw was a Joe Simon-created character and two-issue comic series published by Harvey Comics from September to December 1966.[1]

Jigsaw
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Cover of Jigsaw #1
Publication information
PublisherHarvey Comics
First appearanceJigsaw #1 (September 1966)
Created byJoe Simon
In-story information
Notable aliasesMan of a Thousand Parts
AbilitiesDisconnecting and extending body parts. Enhanced strength.

Developed for Harvey's short-lived superhero line, Harvey Thriller, Jigsaw was the disconnectable "Man of a Thousand Parts". The feature was drawn by Tony Tallarico, with the writing generally, if unconfirmably, credited to Otto Binder. The backup features were "Super Luck" in issue #1 (artist unknown) and "The Man From SRAM" (art by Golden Age veteran Carl Pfeufer) in #2. The first issue also featured an anthological science fiction story drawn by EC Comics great Reed Crandall. Work for a third issue may exist.

The story involves astronaut Gary Jason, who was accidentally killed and then put back together by aliens, who turn him into a living jigsaw puzzle and inform him that he will be their "space agent".[2] In his new form, Jigsaw can stretch his body parts, similar to the popular Quality Comics character Plastic Man.[3]

The unsuccessful Harvey Thriller line ended abruptly with the March 1967 issues, leaving Jigsaw with only two issues. House ads showed the cover to issue #3, but the issue was never published.[4]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morris, Jon (2015). The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half Baked Heroes from Comic Book History. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Quirk Books. pp. 158–159. ISBN 978-1-59474-763-2.
  2. ^ Wells, John (2014). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 98. ISBN 978-1605490557.
  3. ^ Markstein, Don. "Jigsaw". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  4. ^ Wells, John (2014). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 159. ISBN 978-1605490557.

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