CAPTAIN RED THORTAN

CAPT. RED THORTAN

A character created by Al Cooper for Bell Features. Al Cooper left the series and Bell to join the R.C.A.F., he never returned to the series or Bell. As World War 2 ended, Captain Red Thortan changed from an allied hero fighting the Japanese to an adventurer.

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Front: Illus., Murray Karn.. Active Comics 7, no date.

Front: Illus., Al Cooper. Active Comics,12, no date.

Content:

Serial:

“Capt. Red Thortan.” Cartoonist., Al Cooper. Active comics, no date except for first two issues.
1, Feb. 1942: 32-46.

2, Mar. 1942. 34-48.

3: 17-30.

4: 38-49.

5: 38-49.

6: 36-47.

7: 35-46.

8: 39-50.

9: 39-50.

10: 26-34.

11: 13-21.

12: 14-21.

14: 11-15.

“Capt. Red Thortan.” Car., unidentified. probably Al Cooper. Active Comics, 15, no date. 11-15.

“Capt. Red Thortan.” Car., unidentified. probably Al Cooper. Active Comics, 16, no date. 35-40..

“Capt. Red Thortan.” Car., Al Cooper. Active Comics, 17, no date. 24-29.

“Capt. Red Thortan.” Car., Al Cooper. Print. Active Comics, 18, no date.. 17-22.

No Captain Thorton. Active Comics, 19, no date.

“Captain Red Thortan.” Cartoonist, Fred Kelly. Active comics, no date.
20: 49-54.

21: 22-27.

22: 18-23

23: 34-39.

24: 10-15.

25: 19-25.

26 : 34-39. 27: 1-7. End.

SOURCE:

Newspaper:

“Whatever Happened to …?” Writ., Peter Harris. Globe and Mail, 23 Oct. 1982: Fanfare 7.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CAPT RED THORTON, Active, 12, 14.jpg

Illus., Al Cooper. Active Comics, 12: 14.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CAPT RED THORTAN, Active, 27, 3.jpg

Car., Fred Kelly. Active Comics, 27: 3.