Stratosphere Jim

    Character » Stratosphere Jim appears in 27 issues.

    Or as he was better known, Stratosphere Jim & his Flying Fortress

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    Jim Baxter was a young inverter who specialized in making new and fantastic airplanes; one of his first inventions in 1938 is a type of jet that can fly faster than 700 miles an hour.

    His greatest invention, and the one that he would make his main instrument of justice, was his flying fortress the world’s largest aircraft, a plane so large that it held a crew of 40, had compartments in each wing that held regular sized one man fighter planes, and a 90 millimeter canon.


    Stratosphere Jim was drawn by Alden McWilliams and written by Oskar Lebeck & Gaylord DuBois. The strip was popular enough that Lebeck and DuBois also wrote a series of text novels detailing it and Jim Baxter’s adventures.


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