Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Captain Power written by Gerry Brown illustrated by Stanley Pitt. Captain Power's creators borrowed freely from Rip Kirby, Flash Gordon and Superman. Power could do anything Superman could do, he had super strength, a jet pack for flying and x-ray goggles. His sidekick sported the worst nickname ever: Atommy. The atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946 made a huge impression on Australian cartoonists. The first strip appeared March 6, 1949.