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|
Proficient martial artist
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).
Powers and abilities
Both Jimmy and Victor Leong have no superpowers but are proficient martial artists in judo and hapkido as well as several kung-fu techniques.
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 an Asian teenager.