Science fiction is full of heroes, from space faring lawmen to brave warriors. Only one hero exemplifies every trait that a great hero sailing the stars should have. Captain Future, created largely by Edmond Hamilton based on a concept given to him from Thrilling Publications. Equal parts genius, fighter, scientist, explorer, and loyal team member, Captain Future set the standard for what great science fiction stories should be, the impact of the stories still being felt today.
Although an orphan, Curtis Newton’s parents left him with gifts that would most definitely lead to him becoming Captain Future, the superman of the spaceways. His mother, Elaine, provided him with his mission, to become the protector of the solar system, to fight for justice wherever it may take him. Roger, his father, not only passed on incredible genius and scientific skills, but he provided him with three caregivers that would grow to be the greatest team a space faring hero could have - The Futuremen!
Captain Future learned much of what he knew from perhaps the oddest surrogate father in fiction - The Brain. Simon Wright, a brilliant scientist and companion to Curtis Newton’s father, became so riddled with age and sickness that the only option to continue his life meant literally living as a brain in a specially designed box. When Captain Future’s parents were killed, Wright not only serves as Captain Future’s mentor, but also as the leader of the Futuremen. More than just a brain in the box, Simon Wright plays a major role in Captain Future’s history and stories.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Winter 1944 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Magic Moon” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.