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Lance Lewis

Alias: Space Detective

Date of death: 2003
Place of death: Las Vegas, USA

Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blond
Race: Human

Occupation: Detective and adventurer
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Secret
Group affiliation: S.M.A.S.H.
Base of operations: Terra Obscura

Story: Lance Lewis came from 22nd century. He traveled back in time to 1942 to participate in WWII. Here he met Grant Halford who became his friend [2].

After the war, Lewis started using his equipment from the future, and he and Halford started working as science heroes [2].

When the humans first set foot on the Moon on July 20th, 1969, they woke up an alien that had crash landed and been buried there since the Moon was formed. The alien killed the astronauts and went to Earth where it started mining for something on Antarctica. The members of S.M.A.S.H. tried to stop the alien but all except Tom Strange got killed or trapped in a force bubble and placed in orbit. In order to get help from the only source he knew, Tom Strange traveled through space on foot for 30 years until he reached Earth and Tom Strong in October 2000 [4].

Tom Strong and Tom Strange went back to Terra Obscura, where they found the imprisoned super-heroes trapped in their force bubbles [4]. In the force bubbles, time had stood still and Strange and Strong was able to rescue them all. The alien in the meantime had tried to convert the planet to a new space ship to replace the one it had crashed. While it was big, it had only used a small part of Antarctica, and Terror 2000 was able to rewrite the programming and make it take leave the planet with the size it had gained [5].

After the alien left Earth, the heroes had to find their place in the World. Lewis started The Magnet Detective Agency with Grant Halford, the Magnet, whose powers had started acting up [1]. He was killed by Set who needed the heart of a time traveler for his conquest of the World [2,3].

Equipment: Various types of equipment from the 22nd century, among other things a jet-pack and a ray-gun.

Continuity: America's Best Comics
Publisher(s): America's Best Comics
DC Comics
First app.: Tom Strong #11 (2001)
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: Lance Lewis, the Space Detective is an old character from Better Publications in the early 1940s. At the present time no information is available regarding first appearance, creator etc. other than he appeared in Mystery Comics and Startling Comics from 1944.

Related links/characters:
- ABC Characters
- Adam/The Ape
- Archie Masters/American Crusader
- Bruce Carter/Fighting Yank
- Carol Carter/Yankette/Fighting Yank
- Diana Adams/Miss Masque
- Dick Martin/Pyroman
- George Chance/The Ghost/Green Ghost
- Grant Halford/The Magnet
- Nelson Drew/The Liberator
- Peggy Allen/The Woman in Red
- Peter Ward/The Scarab/Thoth
- Princess Pantha
- Smenkhkare/Set/Mystico
- Terror 2000
- Tim Roland
- Tom Strange
- Tom Strong
- William Norris/The Grim Reaper

References: 1: Terra Obscura (vol. 1) #1
2: Terra Obscura (vol. 1) #2
3: Terra Obscura (vol. 1) #6
4: Tom Strong (vol. 1) #11
5: Tom Strong (vol. 1) #12