Skyrocket (1944) comic books
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Cover by Ken Battefield. Stories and art by Joe Beck, Maurice Whitman, Al Plastino, Richard Speed, and Ken Battefield. An early comics anthology published by Harry Chesler. Dedicated to wiping out the blood-sucking scourge of humanity, Dr. Rogers becomes known as Dr. Vampire. (Dr. Vampire was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes.) Historical and educational strips, including a comics biography of Daniel Boone and little-known fun facts. Police scientist Sgt Bill Norton uses his handy flamethrower to battle crime outside the law as Alias the Dragon. When an escaped convict vows to kill the judge and district attorney who put him away, the crime-fighter called the Desperado sets out to protect them. Oddities; Skyrocket; Punch and Cutey; Alias the Dragon; Inspector Pratt; Dr. Vampire; Ghost-Hunter; The Desperado; Is It True?; Daniel Boone. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.