Captain Zoom

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.

Comments: None.

Appearance checklist (not including reprints): Skipper #507, 511, 521, 522.


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