New Zealander Noel Cook is credited with drawing the world's first science-fiction comic. His strip Peter and all the roving folk was published in the Australian Sunday Times in 1924. The protagonist, Peter, was a young boy who went on great adventures throughout space, visiting civilisations on other planets. In this excerpt from a 1925 strip, Peter is in Monopolis, the biggest city on the planet Jupiter, showing off his gravity boots and invisibility belt to the king. Drag to view more of the strip, or use the slider to zoom out.
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Private collection, Tim Bollinger
Artwork by Noel Cook
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