Captain Video Issue One – Digest Sized Comic Book Reprint


There was a time, circa 1949-1955, when Captain Video was the most popular Children’s show on television. It was a live broadcast show, 5 – 6 days a week, on the dumont network. It ran for years, Captain Video was instantly recognizable, and synonymous with science fiction television.

Over a thousand episodes were produced. 24 survive, and only 5 are in circulation. (the remaining 19 are in the UCLA film archive collection, accessed by special arrangement only.)

But that’s not the end of the story. There’s also a film serial produced with a different cast and crew, which survives and is complete, and a comic book, the first issue of which is presented here in a digest sized, 8.5×5.5 reprint.


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