FANDOM


Character Template HelpWiki
John Dickering

Real Name
Information-silk
John Dickering
Identity
Information-silk

Alignment
Information-silk

Affiliation
Information-silk

Relatives
Bob Dickering (brother); Steve Dickering (nephew), Queen Naija of Altrox (wife, deceased)

Universe
Information-silk

Characteristics
Gender
Information-silk

Hair
Information-silk

Status
Citizenship
Information-silk

Marital Status
Information-silk

Occupation

Origin
Origin

Creators
Information-silk

First appearance
Last appearance

History

Quote1 Bud, you've outlived your usefulness! Prepare to face your maker! Quote2
-- The Comet


One might think there are two Comets, one who died in his his brother's arms, and another who came from the planet Altrox, to battle alongside The Mighty Crusaders. But, in fact, they're the same John Dickering.

John Dickering (Earth-MLJ) of Pep Comics Vol 1 1 0002

As a science experiment, John began repeatedly injecting himself with a mysterious gas that was fifty times lighter than Hydrogen. The side effect gave him lighter-than-air leaping abilities and a pair of deadly eyebeams that could disintegrate anything he looked at. To prevent his optic rays from destroying everything he saw, he designed a visor shield out of glass.

Soon after discovering his new powers, he was hypnotized by a mobster and sent on a robbery spree. During a heist, he killed 10 people and police officer O'Hara. Because of this, he became a fugitive. When he regained his senses, he vowed to clear his name.

File:John-Thelma Dickering-MLJ.jpg

While on the run, he met newspaper reporter Thelma Gordon. Thelma believed his innocence and fell in love with him. She became his girlfriend and confidant. While the two did work together, she really wanted him to turn himself in so they could live normal lives.

When John was about to go to trial as a chief witness against racketeer "Big Boy Malone", the gang leader sent orders to kidnap him. A few days later, Malone's henchmen entered John's apartment and grabbed his visiting brother, Bob Dickering, by mistake. Before the gang could force Bob into their car, the Comet came to his brothers rescue, and was gunned down in a hail of bullets and mortally wounded. Afterward, Bob become a vengeful man and swore to carry on his brother's war on crime. He would later take on the name all law-breakers fear -- The Hangman.

Unknown to his brother and Thelma, John did not die. He was actually teleported to the planet Altrox where scientists were able to resurrect him. He would later marry the planet's ruler, Queen Naija, and continue living on the planet as their leader. Unfortunately, Altrox's atmosphere would slowly destroy the effects of the mysterious gas that gave him his original powers.

After Naija was killed, and his powers had completely vanished, John Dickering resigned as ruler of Altrox and returned to Earth to fight crime alongside The Mighty Crusaders.


Notes

  • During his early years, the Comet disintegrated four unnamed crooks, two spies, police officer O'Hara, and mobsters; The Master, Dr. Zadar, and "Satan." He also killed one unnamed thug by plummeting him down to Earth. He killed 10 people during his "hypnotized heist" (off panel).[1]


Trivia

  • No trivia.


See Also


Links and References

  • None.

References

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.