Real Name: Brian Hardy
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Pilot, inventor, former circus performer
Group Membership: RAF, Squadron 479
Affiliations: Flight Sergeant Bob Whitelaw, Flight Lieutenant Fox
Enemies: Professor Schinz, Vultz
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Birdman of the RAF, the Man With Wings
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: The Skipper #507 (DC Thomson, May 18th 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Able to fly using a pair of artificial wings powered by a small electric motor. A chest mounted control allowed him to adjust his speed with one switch, and the angle of his wings, and thus their lift and drag, with another switch. There were loops in the underside of each wing which he could slip his arms into, allowing him to glide if silent movement was required.
History: Having invented a pair of artificial wings with which he could glide and fly, scientist Brian Hardy wowed audiences just prior to World War II as the aerialist Captain Zoom. However, once war broke out, Zoom patriotically enlisted in the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant, lending his unique equipment and skills to the fight against the Nazis.
Appearance checklist (not including reprints): Skipper #507, 511, 521, 522.
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