Captain Nice was a TV show that aired on NBC for a single season, from January 9, 1967 to August 28, 1967.
The show's premise: Police chemist Carter Nash (William Daniels) discovers a secret formula that transforms him into Captain Nice. Captain Nice has white, red, and blue costume sewn by his domineering mother. Carter chooses to call himself Captain Nice because he already had several things monogrammed "CN," his initials. His powers included strength, invulnerability and flight.
Jack Kirby worked on concepts for the show. One of the King's drawings of the Captain is pictured in Robby's mash-up above, and unaltered below.
The Captain was played by WILLIAM DANIELS, who would later play grade school teacher Mr. Feeny on BOY MEETS WORLD, as well as lending his voice to David Hasslehoff's KNIGHTRIDER supercar, K.I.T.T.
How did shy police chemist CARTER NASH become the Superman satire known as Captain Nice? Glad you asked. He gets his powers from s secret formula...
Once he drinks it, he's transformed into CAPTAIN NICE
Cap's exact powers are never really explained, but (pictured below) he apparently has the power to smash through cardboard printed with a picture of a brick wall on it!
"Captain Nice" aired 9 from January through August 28, 1967 on NBC.
Sadly, the show was cancelled after only 15 episodes.
NBC supported the show with comics and cards...
There was even a genuine CAPTAIN NICE comic book. It lasted a whole issue.
Eventually, the REAL superman decided he'd had enough of all these two-bit imposters trying to steal his thunder. In ACTION #354, he took on Captain Nice in the form of a look-alike called Captain Incredible...
Turns out THIS Cap was just a robot...
In the final episode of CAPTAIN NICE, "Beware Of Hidden Prophets," Carter Nash is fired from his job when a quack mentalist predicts a criminal will escape from jail. Captain Nice proves she was a fraud, and Carter is reinstated. Justice triumps!
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