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Title
Captain Jet
PublisherAjax-Farrell | Date: | Lang: English
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   By crashryan
When I opened this 1952 comic I was surprised how 1940s it seemed. Then I noticed that the top of the art in the first story had been extended. I looked closer. The "commies" sure dress and act like WWII comic book Japanese. Then I came to panels 4 and 5 of page 4. The non-existent "P-96" jet is a WWII propeller-driven fighter: a redrawn P-38 Lightning! Check out panel 5. They forgot to redraw, so the P-38's twin booms and central pod are unmistakable. In the rest of the panels the fuselage has been extended and the booms chopped off to look like jet engines In the first panel of page 5 it's again obvious why the story is titled "Greased Lightning." Checking out the rest of the stories, I'm convinced all of them, even "Operation Jet!" are re-purposed WWII stories (note that the supposed jet bomber in page 23 panel 1 still has "spinning propeller" lines in front of the engines). A final clue is in the book's final panel. Our hero walks past a "U.S. Army Ai[r Forces]" building. The USAAF was disbanded in 1947, when the U.S. Air Force was created. Poor Captain Jet is caught in a time warp. It strikes me that turning a WWII airplane story into a jet story was a helluva lot of work. The re-lettering is exceptionally good. I guess Ajax-Farrell decided this was still cheaper than commissioning new material.
   By SuperScrounge
Guess that explains why the gal in the last story was wearing a sarong in Korea, if it originally came from a WWII story set on a tropical island. Anyone want go through various WWII stories to see if they can see where the art originally came from?
   By crashryan
Figured since they didn't change "Lightning" in the first story that was its original title. I searched for that story title. No such luck. Of course the stories may have been unpublished inventory.
   By atomickommiecomics
The Iger art studio, which packaged the Ajax/Farrell books was notorious for "re-purposing" stories created for one company and/or character into another. For example, a WWII Spitifire Saunders tale with Nazis became a Cold War Phantom Lady story with East European Commies! http://heroinesinfiction.blogspot.com/2016/07/spitfire-saunders-whip-phantom-lady.html
 
Additional Information
 
PublicationMay 1952 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: Bi-monthly
 
ContentGenre: Aviation; War
 
Advertisement"50 combat action plastic toys" (1 page)
CreditsLetters:?; typeset
 
Comic StoryGreased Lightning (6 pages)
SynopsisCaptain Jet flies over enemy territory to see is a report about the enemy using poison gas is true.
FeaturingCaptain Jet
ContentGenre: Aviation; War | Characters: Captain Jet
 
Comic StoryThe Sky Fell Down! (6 pages)
SynopsisCaptain Jet is flying General Barton and his aide to Korea when enemy troops bring them down to capture the General.
FeaturingCaptain Jet
ContentGenre: Aviation; War | Characters: General Barton; Linda Parker; Captain Jet
 
Comic StoryBetrayal Over Pangjun (4 pages)
SynopsisFred Browne doesn't talk to his fellow pilots or his brother and in fights the enemy never seems to fire on his plane.
FeaturingAce Reynolds
ContentGenre: Aviation; War | Characters: Ace Reynolds; Alec Browne; Fred Browne
 
Text ArticleMajor Robert S. Johnson (1 page)
FeaturingFlight Heroes
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Non-fiction; Aviation; Biography | Characters: Robert S. Johnson
NotesA brief biography and retelling of the mission where he broke Eddie Rickenbacker's record of planes shot down.
 
Text ArticleMajor Richard I. Bong (1 page)
FeaturingFlight Heroes
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Non-fiction; Aviation; Biography | Characters: Richard I. Bong
NotesMajor Bong's fighting against the Japanese in the skies over New Guinea.
 
Comic StoryOperation Jet (6 pages)
SynopsisA bombing mission from start to finish.
ContentGenre: Aviation; War
 
Comic StoryHidden Death (6 pages)
SynopsisCaptain Jet is signalled by an intelligence woman disguised as a native girl.
FeaturingCaptain Jet
ContentGenre: Aviation | Characters: Captain Jet; Gwen Donalds; Major Alexi
 
Advertisement"Rocketman out of this world" (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentCharacters: Rock Raymond [Rocketman]
NotesAd for the Rocketman Televiewer.
 
Advertisement"Most amazingly convenient pocket lighter for men for women" (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
 
Advertisement"Crazy bargain page!" (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
 
Advertisement"Powerful electric motor"
CreditsLetters:?; typeset
NotesTop half of back cover.
 
Advertisement"Tell tomorrow's weather today"
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesBottom half of back cover.
 
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