Religion: Christian (medieval)
First Appearance: New Comics #1 (Dec. 1935): "Axel"
Creators: Robert Leffingwell
Number of Appearances: 1
Birth Place: USA
Axel is a character who appears in a tiny (4-panel) strip that is tacked on to the bottom of the first "Loin of Beef" comic feature in New Comics #1. The "Loin of Beef" strip (about a knight errant) is nearly two pages long, but there was space left at the bottom of the second page. The space was filled with the 4-panel "Axel" strip. Although "Axel" is unsigned, it was almost certainly created by the same writer/artist who created the "Loin of Beef" strip: Robert Leffingwell. Like "Loin of Beef," the "Axel" strip is knight-themed.
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