Friday, September 7, 2018

Union Jack -- September 7, 2018

Sexton Blake, a British detective, first appeared in 1893.  In 1894, he began appearing in the weekly The Union Jack.  By the late 1890s, Blake had become an imitation of Sherlock Holmes.  By 1920, he had become a more distinct character.  Blake appeared in Union Jack, and The Sexton Blake Library until 1963.  He also appeared on the stage, in comic books, radio and television.

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