JAKE MALLOY

Real Name: Jake Malloy

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Gunrunner

Group Membership: Leader of his own band of gunrunners

Affiliations: Pro-Japanese guerillas of Burma

Enemies: Japanese soldiers, Leatherneck Raiders

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A camp in the jungles of Burma

First Appearance: Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#9 (December, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Malloy wielded a rifle, and was a crack shot.

History: (Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#9 (fb) - BTS) - Malloy was a notorious gunrunner in Burma, supporting pro-Japanese guerillas, but still considering himself a patriot. He was almost a double for the American marine Captain Simon Savage, and Savage was attacked by American agents who mistook him for Malloy, forcing Savage to shave off his beard.

(Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#9) - Savage led the Leatherneck Raiders into Burma, and found Malloy. Malloy was disappointed to see that Savage had shaved off his beard, thinking that he could have used Savage as a decoy. Malloy claimed that he was a big fan of the marines, and invited them back to his camp for dinner. Over dinner, he offered them a place with him in his operations, but they refused.

Malloy's camp was invaded by Japanese soldiers, and Malloy ultimately chose to aid the marines, leading his men against the Japanese alongside the Leathernecks. They finally defeated the Japanese, but Savage was forced to complete his mission, and took Malloy into his custody. Malloy allowed himself to be taken prisoner, since he knew he could trust Savage to treat him fairly. Malloy told his men to expect his return, then departed with the Leathernecks. As he was transported to Australia aboard a PT boat with the Leathernecks, Malloy got hold of a file, and began to file through his bonds. He regretted bailing out on Savage, as he truly admired him, and hoped that they could fight together again someday.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and John Severin.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jake Malloy should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain Savage#9, page 13, panel 1


Last updated: 06/21/05

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