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 The Villains

SHIELD by Mark Lester

Captain Sprocket

Created by:

Unknown 

Real Name:

Captain Sprocket, "The Ace of Space"
Joined Mighty Crusaders:

Captain Sprocket never joined the Mighty Crusaders. Fly-Man, The Comet, Black Hood & The Shield (as the Mighty Crusaders) made a cameo appearance in a Captain Sprocket story.
First Appearance:

Archie's Madhouse #25, April 1963
Origin:

There is no origin. In his first appearance it is assumed The Captain has been on the job for awhile, as officials in Washington DC are trying to get rid of a "...strange girl from outer space (who) is up to some evil." Only one man can do the job - Captain Sprocket! In Panel 1 of Page 3, he changes into a Jaguar uniform, an unfortunate mix-up at the laundry. Two panels later, in what is now considered so very politically-incorrect, a Chinese-American laundryman delivers the right suit. After a couple of pages of shtick and several failures to defeat the girl from Venus, The Captain uses his ultimate weapon: the "Swiss Kiss". Disgusted, she leaves in a hurry, vowing never to return to Earth. Limburger cheese on The Captain's breath and kiss was the "frightful weapon that scared her off."

History:

Captain Sprocket appeared throughout the run of Archie's Madhouse at irregular intervals. A "Lady Sprocket" teamed up with him for one (mis)adventure in Archie's Madhouse #41 (August 1965). It should be noted this parody of the super-hero genre pre-dated the campy "Batman" TV series by almost three years.

Powers & Weapons:

The Captain eventually developed into a blue-light-special Superman, usually defeating his villians using brains...well, comedy...not brawn. In his first story, however, he was billed as "The World's Only Three-In-One Hero; Space Scientist, Space Adventurer, Space Loverboy". That story introduced his personal space cruiser, rocket jacket and bag filled with an arsenal of scientific weapons.

Checklist:

Archie's Madhouse #25, April 1963
Archie's Madhouse #41, August 1965

TEXT BY: Captain Sprocket

ART BY:  Unknown 

MICRO BY: Rik Offenberger

AMAZING BOY

AGENT SWIFT

BLACK HOOD

BLACK HOOD II

BLACK HOOD III

BLACK HOOD IV

BLACK JACK

BLACK WITCH

BOB PHANTOM

BOBBY BELL

BOY BUDDIES

BRAIN EMPEROR

CAPTAIN COMMANDO

CAPTAIN FLAG

CAPTAIN SPROCKET

CAPTAIN VALOR

CAT GIRL

COMET

COMET II

DAN HASTINGS

DARKLING

DOC REEVES

DOC STRONG

DUSTY

FALCON

FIREBALL

FIREBALL II

FIREFLY

FIREFLY ii

FLY

FLY II

FLY GIRL

FLY GIRL II

FOX

FOX II

GHOST FOX

GREEN COBRA

GREEN FALCON

HANGMAN

HANGMAN II

HANGMAN III

HERCULES

INFERNO

JAGUAR

JAGUAR II

KALTHAR

KARDAK

LADY SHIELD

MADAM SATAN

MARVEL

MIGHTY CRUSADERS

MISTER JUSTICE

MISTER MIDNIGHT

MISTER SATAN

NEVADA JONES
NEW CRUSADERS

O VINGADOR

POW-GIRL

PRESS GUARDIAN

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
RANG-A-TANG

RED RUBE

RED RUBE II

ROCKET

ROY

SCARLET AVENGER

SHADOW

SHE-FOX

SHE-FOX II

SHIELD

SHIELD II

SHIELD III

SHIELD IV

SHIELD V

SHIELD VI

SHIELDMASTER

SLIVER FOX

SPIDERMAN

SLIVER SPIDER

STEEL STERLING

STEEL STERLING II

TURAN

TY-GOR
WAR EAGLES

WEB

WEB II

WEB III

WIZARD

ZAMBINI

 

Created by Rik Offenberger September 18, 2003

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