Real Name: Capella

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Antiques dealer

Affiliations: Mr Magellan

Enemies: Casimir Boudu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: France

First Appearance: "Mr. Magellan, I.T.O.",  Tintin magazine #1066 (1969)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Excellent martial artist.

History: Capella is the partner of Mr Magellan. Like him, she battles villains armed with high tech gadgets, often foreign agents, though while he uses gadgets in this cause, she employs her superhuman strength. A recurring adversary was "Casimir Boudu", a meek-looking old man who was in reality a peace-loving, blue-skinned alien whose mission is to slow down Earth's technological progress.

Comments: Created by Jean Van Hamme and Geri (a pen name of artist Henri Ghion).

Capella originally appeared alongside Mr. Magellan in his serialized strip in the weekly magazine "Tintin", starting in 1969.

Much of the information on this page comes verbatim from Cool French Comics, used with permission. Likewise the images. Thanks to Gérard Courtial for additional information about this character.


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