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Juca. Juca was created by the Portuguese author Reinaldo Ferreira (Herculano Calafaia, Dr. Duque, Fresquinho, Gil Goes, Jim-Joyce, João of Portugal, Kiá, Musketeer of the Air, John Nobody, João Roxo, Ralph Williamson) and appeared in twenty-five stories in ABC in 1930 and 1931, beginning with ABC #508 (Apr 10, 1930).
Juca is a suave Lisbon taxi driver with an uncanny similarity to the film actor Adolphe Menjou, which is why Juca is known as “the Menjou of Estafania.” Juca has a variety of adventures in Lisbon, which he knows intimately. Juca appears in stories with titles like “The Suicide at the Swiss Cafe,” “The Half-Man,” and “Mr. Hilario, the Nouveau-Riche.”
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