Stuff the Chinatown Kid
|First appearance||(Jimmy) Action Comics #45 (February 1942)
(Victor) Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #9 (April 2000)
|Created by||Mort Weisinger
|Alter ego||(I)Jimmy Leong (II) Victor Leong|
|Team affiliations||Seven Soldiers of Victory
|Abilities||Both Jimmy and Victor were proficient in several martial arts, including Judo and Hapkido, as well as several kung-fu techniques.|
Fictional character biography
Jimmy Leong is the grandson of Lin Chou, leader of the White Lotus tong in New York's Chinatown. Jimmy assists the Vigilante when a Japanese spy known as the Head frames his grandfather for provoking a Tong war. Jimmy becomes the Vigilante's sidekick "Stuff, the Chinatown Kid."
After Jimmy is killed (see below), his younger brother Victor becomes the new Chinatown Kid. In contrast to his brother's Western attire, Victor wears traditional Chinese garb. Later as an adult, Victor assists the now-retired Greg Saunders (the Vigilante's alter ego) in running his chain of Western-themed restaurants. Saunders and Stuff annually invite Pat Dugan (Stripesy) and his family for Christmas, despite the Dugans' failure to take them up on their offer.
Jimmy is deceased as of the present time. His murder has been credited to two separate killers: The Dummy killed him in World's Finest #246 (August-September 1977). After the reality alteration caused by the Crisis on Infinite Earths, mobster Bugsy Siegel is shown to have killed him in the mini-series Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice (1995-1996).
In other media
Stuff appears in the 1947 15-chapter serial The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the Old West. He is played by George Offerman, Jr. In this appearance, Stuff is a thirty-something Caucasian, rather than a teen-age Oriental.
- about the first one on dcuguide.com
- about the second one on dcuguide.com
- another entry about both of them
- The Vigilante at the Internet Movie Database