Captain Z-Ro is back…but not on TV.
The 1950s children’s science fiction TV show, Captain Z-Ro has returned, but not on television. The cult classic tv show returns in a brand new comic book adventure by artist writer Vance Capley (KAP-lee) published by Visual Comics.
WHO IS CAPTAIN Z-RO?
Captain Z-Ro was created by the late Roy Steffens and originally aired in 15 minute episodes from 1951-1953 on KRON and KTTV. Atlas Television Corporation picked up the program. The shows switched to 24 minute episodes and were then syndicated.
“I found the show while researching clips in the public domain. I stopped searching and ended up watching several episodes of Captain Z-Ro. It really captured my imagination.”
Captain Z-Ro (Roy Steffens) traveled in both space and time with his assistants Jett (Bob Turnbull), Tetro (Jack Cahill), and Micro (Mike Chamberlin and H.A. Chamberlin). The show was supported by a wonderful cast of actors portraying various figures in history including John Trigonis, Eddie Bartell, Muriel Landers, and many more including Roy Steffens wife, Kim Steffens, who played historical figure Molly Pitcher.
Though the time traveling revolved around history lessons, there plenty sci-fi adventure to keep the children watching.
Over time, the show fell into the public domain…and, sadly, was forgotten.
THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN Z-RO
“Being a comic creator, I’m thinking surely someone has done a comic book of this show. I researched and couldn’t find any comics anywhere. I decided that I’m going to make a Captain Z-Ro comic book.”
Vance Capley began work on the Captain’s new 92 page full-color comic book adventure a few years ago. The Captain’s new adventure revolves around talking dinosaurs, ufos, and alternate time-lines. Currently the book is available at his website (vancecapleyart.com) and is available in both digital and print.
WHO IS VANCE CAPLEY?
Artist Vance Capley is a self-taught artist who has worked in various mediums, including drawing, painting and graphic design, for over 25 years. “I’ve done artwork for musicians, publishers, and video production companies. I even write and illustrate my own publications. I’m truly blessed to do what I love to do. I hope, that when you see my work, the joy I experienced as I made these, shines brightly and makes your day.”
You can order your printed edition here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/vance-capley/captain-z-ro-no1/paperback/product-24266934.html
You can order a digital edition here: https://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/290721/Captain-Zro