Captain Midnight began as a radio show in September 1940. The first comic book appeared in July 1941. Captain Midnight was really the aviator Captain Albright, who was to defeat the Nazis. When the show first began, Captain Midnight did freelance work to help people, but he began fighting other aspects of the war as the series progressed. A movie serial was made in 1942 and a comic strip was published for a short time. The comic book version of Captain Midnight ended his career in 1948. The radio premiums are the prized collector memorabilia today.