The Amazing Mr X was a British comics character who appeared in The Dandy in 1944–1945.[1] The character is regarded as Britain's first superhero. The comic was drawn by Jack Glass, and reappeared drawn by Dudley Watkins in the 1962 Dandy Book.

Entrants of the 2012 Dundee Comics Prize were asked to create Amazing Mr X stories.[2] The winner was cartoonist Steve Marchant with his humorous tale of an 88-year-old Mr X still attempting to fight the good fight.[3]

Publisher DC Thomson brought the character back later that year for the digital relaunch of The Dandy, as part of a new story called Retro Active.[4]

References

  1. ^ Murray, Christopher (2017). The British Superhero. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 78–81. ISBN 9781496807403.
  2. ^ "The Amazing Mr X". www.v14.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "News". University of Dundee. Retrieved 23 November 2015.[failed verification]
  4. ^ "The Dandy". www.dandy.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2015.