The Space Detective
Startling Comics 49

Real Name

Lance Lewis

First Appearance

Mystery Comics #3 (1944)

Original Publisher


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Lance Lewis, Space Detective, fought interplanetary aliens and space menaces with the aid of his gorgeous girlfriend, Marna. He would solve mysteries involving aliens (such as amoeba men or Martians), space ships ,and lasers. He had no actual super powers, but he was a scientific genius. He used his 22nd century knowledge to create ray guns, a jet pack to fly with, and other high-tech gadgets to fight injustice. He was also athletic and skilled in hand-to-hand combat. His enemies include the Saturninans and the Solanoids.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Mystery Comics #3-4
  • Startling Comics #44-53


  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.

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