Captain Venture. Captain Venture, “king of space-flyers,” has Flash Gordon-like adventures as an explorer of unknown worlds, accompanied by Princess Zyra. He fights against the alien, brilliant Spider People, the crab-men Gongas, the brutish Scanlos, and especially the schemes of the Ming the Merciless-like King Leon. Captain Venture appears in stories with titles like “Captured by the Dungas,” “Attack of the Lion Men,” and “The Underground World.”

First Appearance: Nickel Comics #4 (Fawcett), June 1940. 21 appearances, 1940-1942. Created by Rafael Astarita.












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