I'll refer to the album: volume 11 ("Ciel du Corée/In Korea"), page 34.Wakuran skrev:Do you have the original image version in French, too? My French is a bit rusty, but it would be interesting to check it out.
The image ought to be an item in a subject about the first sign of the first name of Jerry Tumbler in the Buck Danny series. Because of suddenly bad weather (thunderstorm) I had to discontinue, and when I wanted to finish the subject, the post was closed.
Jerry Tumbler appeared in the Buck Danny series in 1949 (album #3) and was only called Tumb or Tumbler, only his pals Buck Danny and Sonny Tuckson had from the beginning a first name.
In 1954 (22.6.54/June 22, 1954 to be exactly) both Charlier as well as Hubinon became father on the same day (and used the birthday in the title of album #15 "NC 22654 didn't answer"). PRESUMABLY when they had to find a first name for their baby's, both noticed that one of their protagonists (Jerry Tumbler) had no first name also.
In the same year (1954) we may see for the first time a sign of the first name of Jerry Tumbler: an initial "J" on a Navy rain coat: in the pre-publication of album #13 in the weekly comic maqazin Spirou n°837 from April 29,1954: page B.284A and better visable on page B.285A.
We may see initial "J" again much better in album #15 "NC 22654 didn't answer" from 1957, page NC.3A: on the back of his flight jacket. See the image below.
And on Jerry Tumbler's flight helmet we for the first time see the initial "J" in album #22 (or pre-publication of this story in Spirou n°1055, July 4, 1958): page, 5, 6 and 10.
An intial "J" on a fuselage of a plane for the first time in album #24 (or pre-publication in Spirou n°1110 from July 23, 1959), page FX.13A.
Jerry Tumbler's full name was for the first time mensioned in a Buck Danny parody called "C'était en '38/It was in '38". Made in 1969 and published in a Spirou from 1970 and a Tout Buck Danny bundle in the 80s also. Since then we more often may see Jerry Tumbler's full name in this series.
Summary: about 20 years after his appearance in the Buck Danny series, Jerry Tumbler's full name was known to the readers.
J. Tumbler: part pre-publication Buck Danny #15 in the weekly Spirou n°889 from April 28, 1955, page 3: