Saturday, November 21, 2020

Zane Carrington

Zane Holden Carrington was born May 4, 1905. His father Walter was a well-known Lawyer in New York known for many high profile cases. Zane grew up idolizing his father with ambitions of becoming a lawyer himself. 

Zane was an All-American boy. Football star in high school and voted most likely to succeed. He met Diana Burtok his freshman year of college and they quickly fell in love, yet she had another suitor. Jessep Winthrop traveled in the same circles as Zane. Went to the same college, played on the same sports teams. By all rights they should have been friends, yet they were rivals in every sense of the word. From cars, to sports and even women. Although Diana wanted noting to do with Jessep, he wouldn't halt his pursuit, even after Zane warned him to keep away from her.

On the evening of October 18, 1928 Jessup killed Diana in a fit of rage. Leaving her broken body on the steps of her parents home in West Village. Zane was furrious and tracked Jessup to his family's cabin in the Catskills where he shot him dead. Zane was arrested with the smoldering gun in his hand and Jessup's still warm body at his feet.

Zane faced the death penalty and even his father feared there was no way to prevent him from going to the electric chair. Zane's mother, Wanda pleaded with Walter to save her son, and he boldly whisked Zane off to the Orient. A wanted man, Zane took a job on the tramp steamer Algiers figuring it was better to be at sea than on land. The Winthrop family placed a bounty on his head so high, even Zane thought about turning himself in for the reward.

By 1933 Zane was owner and captain of the Algiers. An adventurer for hirer, who kept at sea avoiding bounty hunters and keeping himself inconspicuous as possible, except for the times he would get involved with Captain Steven Hawklin - and those would get him into a world of trouble. 

Zane Carrington's first chronological appearance, was in Captain Hawklin and the Secrets of Monster Island. Becoming a fan favorite, Zane also appeared in Captain Hawklin and the Underwater Menace and Captain Hawklin and the Ghost Army. His first solo story appears in the just released PULP REALITY #1 in a story titled: Testament of a Forgotten God. Look for more of his exploits in the near future.

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