Friday, March 23, 2012
Number 1127: Captain of Science
Jet Powers answers the call, from President Truman no less, to find the source of the mysterious earthquakes that are leveling cities. Truman doesn't send his intelligence services, the FBI, the Army or Marines, he sends one guy who spends his time working in a lonely mesa laboratory.
Jet, a creation of Gardner Fox for ME Comics, easily finds the cause (the story is only ten pages, after all), and a pretty Asian girl, along with a sinister villain called Mr. Sinn. If ever there was a name for a villain, Mr. Sinn is it.
I've shown this story before, in the earliest days of Pappy's, but it's time to show it again with new scans. It's drawn by an all-time favorite of mine, Bob Powell, who is well represented here over the past six years. Click on his name in the tags below for more Powell.
From Jet #1, actually called A-1 #30 in the indicia (1950):
"Professor H" (Henry Kujawa) has beautiful restorations of the covers of Jet numbers 1-4 here.