Rian, Rod. In the year 2500 A.D. Rod Rian is the finest agent of the “sky police,” the Inter-Planetary Police Agency. Following the orders of Commandant Elmus, he has Flash Gordon/space opera-style adventures: searching for the priceless element Telurium, fighting sky pirates, and dueling with “his Satanic Majesty, Mephis, ruler of all Mephistos” and his giant ape-beast Carno.

First Appearance: The Comics #7 (Dell), Apr 1938. 17 appearances, 1939-1940. Created by Paul H. Jepson. Note: Although Rian debuted in a Dell comic, 11 of his 12 appearances took place in DC’s Flash Comics.

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