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 Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 9
June 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Carmine Infantino
Story: “The Origin of Captain Comet” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Captain Comet (Adam Blake; first appearance; origin)

Strange Adventures No. 10
July 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Bob Oskner?
Story: “The Air Bandits From Space” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 11
August 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Bob Oskner / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Day the Past Came Back” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 12
September 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Gil Kane
Story: “The Girl From the Diamond Planet” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 13
October 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Gil Kane
Story: “When Earth Was Kidnapped” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 14
November 1951
Cover: Captain Comet //Gil Kane
Story: “Destination Doom” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet
Intro: Hal Grover, Ben Somers, Octro, Nilor
Villains: VX2, P312, and other robot inhabitants of World FV 782 (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Nilor, the Saturnian in this story, may in reality be from Saturn’s moon of Titan.
Synopsis: Captain Comet arranges to be taken as Adam Blake aboard a flying saucer which is collecting average inhabitants of various worlds in the solar system for an unknown purpose.

Strange Adventures No. 15
December 1951
Story: “Captain Comet–Enemy of Earth” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 16
January 1952
Story: “The Ghost of Captain Comet” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 17
February 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Gil Kane
Story: “Beware the Synthetic Men” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 18
March 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The World of Flying Men” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 19
April 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “Secret of the Twelve Eternals” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 20
May 1952
Story: “Slaves of the Sea-Master” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 21
June 1952
Story: “Eyes of Other Worlds” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 22
July 1952
Story: “Guardians of the Clockwork Universe” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet
Intro: The Guardians of the Universe (only appearance; not the same as the Guardians of the Universe who appear in GREEN LANTERN), Radea (only appearance)
Villains: The Lukans (first and only appearance)
Comment: The Guardians of the Universe who appear in this story are not Oans, do not resemble the Guardians who are masters of the Green Lantern Corps, and are another entity entirely, concerned with preserving the balances of planetary forces.  They admit to using various heroes of different planets as their agents, but, if they were the Oan Guardians, they would simply use their own Green Lanterns.
Synopsis: Captain Comet is summoned by a council of aliens known as the Guardians of the Universe to help a fellow mutant, Radea, stop another band of aliens from moving their world closer to the sun and thus imbalancing cosmic forces.

Strange Adventures No. 23
August 1952
Story: “The Brain Pirates of Planet X” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 24
September 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson / Sy Barry
Story: “Doomsday on Earth” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 25
October 1952
Story: “The Day That Vanished” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 26
November 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Ruben Moreira
Story: “Captain Comet Vs. Miss Universe” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 27
December 1952
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Counterfeit Captain Comet” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 28
January 1953
Story: “Devil’s Island in Space” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 29
February 1953
Story: “The Time Capsule From 1,000,000 B.C.”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 30
March 1953
Story: “Menace From a World of Make-Believe” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 31
April 1953
Story: “Lights, Camera–Invasion” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 32
May 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Challenge of Man-Ape the Mighty” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 33
June 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Human Beehive” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 34
July 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Lady or the Tiger-Man?”  (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet
Supporting Character: Prof. Zackro
Intro: Rana, Esklon (only appearance for both)
Villain: The Tiger-Man (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This story is derived from the classic O. Henry short story, “The Lady or the Tiger?”.
Synopsis: Captain Comet is summoned to space by a telepathic dictator who gives him a choice between two booths with glass doors, one containing a woman, the other a tiger-man, one representing life, the other, death.

Strange Adventures No. 35
August 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Cosmic Chessboard” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 36
September 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Grab-Bag Planet” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 37
October 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Invaders From the Golden Atom” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 38
November 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Seeing-Eye Humans” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet
Supporting Character: Prof. Zackro
Intro: Big Mase Masefield (only appearance)
Villains: Storn, Reynarians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Comet is abducted along with other Earthmen who have extraordinary sight to be “seeing-eye” humans for a blind alien race.

Strange Adventures No. 39
December 1953
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Guilty Gorilla” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 40
January 1954
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Mind Monster” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 41
February 1954
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Beast From Out of Time” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Murphy Anderson
Inker: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 42
March 1954
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Planet of Ancient Children” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 43
April 1954
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Phantom Prize-Fighter” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet

Strange Adventures No. 44
May 1954
Cover: Captain Comet //Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Plant That Plotted Murder” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Captain Comet (next appears in issue #46)

Strange Adventures No. 46
July 1954
Story: “Interplanetary War Base” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Captain Comet (between issues #46 / 49)

Strange Adventures No. 49
October 1954
Story: “The Revolt of the Thinking Machine” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: John Broome
Artist: Sy Barry
Feature Character: Captain Comet (next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2)

Captain Comet’s later appearances:
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2-5
DC SPECIAL #29
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #6-9
SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #10
DC SPECIAL SERIES #6
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11-15
DC COMICS PRESENTS #22
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 12
DC COMICS PRESENTS #91

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