The Red Blazer/Captain Red Blazer
Red Blazer

Real Name

Jack Dawson/Red Blazer/Ted (see "Notes" section)

First Appearance

Pocket Comics #1 (1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Al Avison


In 1940, Jack Dawson (later "Ted") was grazing some cattle when he noticed a meteor and found out that it was a spaceship that had been built and piloted by Dr. Morgan (;ater "Dr. Martin"). Dawson approached Morgan, who was burying an alien. Jack helped him bury the being and was invited by Dawson into the spaceship and offered a drink. He blacked out and, when he awoke, found himself in space.

Dr. Morgan informed him through a televised message that Dawson was exposed to Heaviside radiation. The radiation would not only rejuvenate him but, also give him super powers.

He soon got a sidekick, Spark (later "Sparkie" and/or "Sparky").

The heroes teamed-up with the Boy Heroes on several occasions.

Powers and Abilities

Captain Red Blazer and Sparkie are able to fly and generate/control heat and flames.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Pocket Comics
    • #1 (as Jack Dawson/The Red Blazer)
    • #2-3 (as Red Blazer/The Red Blazer)
    • #4 (as Ted/Red Blazer)
  • All-New Comics
    • #5 (as Captain Red Blazer)
    • #6, 12 (unnamed and cover-only)
    • #7, 9-11 (as Red Blazer)


  • In his first appearance, his alter ego was that of "Jack Dawson." In his second and third appearances, he was simply "Red Blazer" in and out of costume. In his fourth appearance, his real name became "Ted" with no surname specified.
    • Upon moving to All-New Comics, no alter-ego was used.

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