Captain Battle. John Battle, a veteran of World War One, sees that another war is coming and decides to stop it before it can happen. He was wounded in the first war and doesn't want to see that happen to anyone else. He sets up a laboratory on top of a mountain and begins fighting against warmongers. Besides his various assistants, he occasionally teams up with Blackout (I) and Lance Hale. Captain Battle has no superpowers but has advanced technology, including the "curvoscope," which allows him to see anywhere on earth, a "dissolvo gun" which disintegrates matter, a gyroscope-like "luceflyer," and a jet-pack. His enemies include wicked men like the Black Dragon, a sorcerer who changes his prisoners into giant bird-men, the Mad Scientist Dr. Dracula (and his death ray), and Friar Diablo, a black magic-wielding hunchbacked monk. Captain Battle appears in stories with titles like “The Mummy Master,” “The Corpses That Walked,” and “Captain Battle in the Spells of Black Magic.”

First Appearance: Silver Streak Comics #10 (Lev Gleason), May 1941. 36 appearances, 1941-1944. Created by Carl Formes and Jack Binder.

 

  

 

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