Captain X. Buck Dare is an American reporter in London who recognizes that the German menace is so extreme that he must violate his national and professional neutrality to fight it. He puts on a costume, makes a special plane, the Jenny, and goes out flying against the Wehrmacht and fighting the German agents and sympathizers on the ground. The Jenny is powered by U237, has a range of 25,000 miles and a speed of 700 miles per hour. It can hover, and is usually invisible due to its “plastic construction,” but can be seen when X floods tiny slits in the plane with liquid. It is stored in a hidden hangar manned by X’s mechanic Stuffy.
First Appearance: Star-Spangled Comics #1 (DC), Oct 1941. 7 appearances, 1941-1942. Created by Jon L. Blummer.
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