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CULT CLASSIC TV SHOW RETURNS…IN COMICS!

Captain Z-Ro cover by Vance Capley

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

VANCE CAPLEY’S DEVIL BAT STRIKES AGAIN!

Vance Capley’s Devil Bat Strikes Again!

After working on the comic book for several months, the second Devil Bat adventure is here: BIRTH OF THE DEMON SLAYER! Artist/writer/creator Vance Capley, “In this issue, we learn more about the Devil Bat and how he got his powers. This is an important issue as it is an origin story. Skarabis is the back up feature. 48 pages of super cool fun with 3 different covers to choose from.”

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL BAT

The Devil Bat is Sgt. Anthony James Blaine. After the Battle of Baghdad, he saw something that disturbed him so much he began to suffer from PTSD.

From the National Center for PTSD:

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.

If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.

Anthony Blaine’s PTSD began to wreck his home life. It got so bad that his wife took their child and separated from him. It would take time, but PTSD can be treated.

There was one problem.

One of the symptoms of PTSD is dreaming of the traumatic event over and over again. Blaine dreamed of the event….but he saw demons. In this issue we dig into that horrible day and see what our hero saw.

GRABBING THE DEVIL BY THE TAIL

In our second issue the Devil Bat, we leard how our hero received his powers and how he got his costume. Plus a fantastic Skarabis adventure leading to the first issue of Thundervolt. Devil Bat #2 created, written, and illustrated by Vance Capley

FREE preview of Devil Bat #2 and the back up Skarabis story:

DEVIL BAT #2

SKARABIS

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