Real Name: Unknown
Enemies: Mason Fleger, Bull (Fleger's accomplice)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Amazing Man of Speed
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Captain Zenith Comic #1 (Martin and Reid Ltd. London GB , 1950)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman speed. Able to climb the side of buildings like a fly.
History: Captain Zenith's origin is unknown, but he was a dedicated superhero. In his only recorded case, he came to the aid of a man who had just been mugged, but couldn't find the car the victim described the criminals driving off in. Returning to ask the victim more questions, Captain Zenith saw that he was already being interviewed by the police. When the hero saw the next day's papers, his suspicions were aroused, as he saw that the victim. Mason Fleger, had his stolen property heavily insured. He confirmed his theory by listening into Fleger's conversation with his accomplice, perched outside the window of the man's flat. Confronting the two crooks, Captain Zenith easily captured them.
Comments: A creation of Mick Anglo, the man behind Marvelman, Captain Zenith only ran one issue.
Thanks to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Captains
Zenith, selfish pop star superhero created by Grant Morrison
Zenith the Albino, arch enemy of detective Sexton Blake
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