Jaydee (comics)

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Jaydee is a French comic book character created by Danilo Grossi for French publisher Editions Lug in 1988.

Jaydee (or "Jayde" in the original French version) is an alien abandoned on Earth as a baby. Raised in an orphanage, he later befriends Mary Stone and discovers that he has the power to metamorphose into any animal of his choice. He is then led to believe that he is the son of the King of the planet Tzara, who was deposed and killed by his cousin Utor. Jaydee becomes the leader of the rebellion, returns to Tzara, defeats Utor and reclaims his throne.

Eight episodes of Jaydee were originally published in the digest size magazines Special-Rodeo and Blek. The series was then discontinued.

The character returned in 2002 in Special-Zembla No. 168, where it was revealed that his space adventure was a virtual reality simulation created by the villainess Tarantula, who planned to use him as her tool against the Strangers, in the eponymous comic-book series, written by Jean-Marc Lofficier. There, it was revealed that Jaydee was in reality a "Salamandrite," a living weapon made by the mysterious Constructors of Zade. Freed from outside influences, Jaydee then agreed to join C.L.A.S.H. Jaydee's last appearance was in Yuma No. 9 in 2003.

Jaydee is now part of Hexagon Comics which will publish a trade paperback collection of his adventures translated into English in 2009.

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