Space Age Pirate

Real Name


First Appearance

Space Adventures #11 (April 1959)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bill Molno, Vince Alascia


When a meteor strikes the ship of Vance, and his brother asthmatic Kenny whom he picks on continually for being bookish and weak, they land their ship in a deep crater on the Moon. Thinking to seek out astronauts who went missing on the Moon, Kenny and Lance put on their helmets and blasters to look about. Vance takes his helmet off, despite Kenny's protestations. Vance breaths in the air, feeling fine. However, he falls unconscious. As Kenny goes to put Vance's helmet back on him, Space Age Pirate points a gun at him. Space Age Pirate tells Kenny his plans to collect the ships from the travelers who fall trap to the crater's naturally soporific air. He shows Kenny the large group of unconscious space travelers on the floor of the crater. Space Age Pirate forces Kenny to take off his helmet. Kenny does so, seeing it as futile to resist the lazer gun. Kenny lays down to go to sleep. After five minutes, he realizes his asthma makes him immune to the effects of the crater's air. Pretending to sleep until the appropriate time, he sneaks up on the Space Age Pirate and beans him with a rock. His helmet broken, Space Age Pirate is soon asleep. Kenny contacts the authorities, and Space Age Pirate is quickly arrested and the other men awakened.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Space Adventures #28

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