Knights of the Galaxy
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|Knights of the Galaxy|
|First appearance||Mystery in Space #1, (April–May 1951)|
|Created by||Robert Kanigher (writer)
Carmine Infantino (artist)
|Type of organization||Peace keeping force|
Knights of the Galaxy was a short-lived science fiction series published by DC Comics. They first appear in Mystery in Space #1, (April–May 1951), and starred in the first eight issues of the series. They were created by Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino.
The Knights were a peace-keeping force in the 30th Century (some sources say 25th), based on the Gala space station. The only named Knight was Lyle (no last name), Space Commando. The Knights' chief scientist was Ora (again, no last name), girl friend of Lyle and daughter of Arthro, their commander.
A skewed version of the Knights appears in the 1990 mini-series Twilight, where they were cast as an opposing peace force to Tommy Tomorrow's Planeteers. Considering that the two teams existed in different centuries, this was decidedly out of character.
The Knights make a possibly apochryphal appearance in Starman #55 (July 1999). As part of the story "Taxicab Confessions", Space Cabbie claims they rescued Jack Knight and Mikaal Thomas from Jarko the Space Pirate.
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