Rooney, Rocket. Joseph “Rocket” Rooney is scientist who works in a “secluded chemical laboratory, atop a little-known government building in Washington, DC.” He discovers the “ether condenser,” a perpetual motion machine, and installs it in a new rocket bomber. Rooney and his "boon companion," Professor Watts of the Technical Research Bureau, go exploring and have various adventures on- and off-planet, including a conflict with the hostile foreign nation of Russmania. Rooney has no superpowers but is actually a good scientist as well as being a two-fisted type. He appears in stories with titles like “Gigantia.”

First Appearance: Bill Barnes Comics #1 (Street & Smith), 1940. 9 appearances, 1940-1943. Created by ?

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