The Shrinker

Real Name: Capek

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Scientist

Affiliations: None

Enemies:  Squadron Leader Flint, Sergeant Slake

Known Relatives: None.

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Island off the coast of Ireland

First Appearance: Buster (8th December 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Capek had a device able to shrink any living thing.

History: Capek was an evil scientist who had invented a ray machine capable of shrinking all living things. Using this he intended to blackmail Britain (and probably other countries) for large ransoms. He was opposed by Squadron Leader Flint and Sergeant Slake of the RAF who had accidentally landed on Capek's island lair. Even reduced to minute size, they managed to defeat the evil mastermind.

Comments: Created by Mike Western, with Carlos Cruz taking over the art from the second story onwards. The Shrinker starred in five lenghthy adventures in Buster - The Shrinker, Return of the Shrinker, The Shrinker's Revenge, The Voyage of the Shrinker, The Shrinker in Space - between December 1962 and January 1965. Some of the stories were later reprinted in Valiant between March 1968 and January 1970.


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