Real Name: Sam Casey

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: C.B. radio dealer

Group Membership: Teen Brigade

Affiliations: Rick Jones

Enemies: Dr. Minerva

Known Relatives: Unnamed parents

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Captain Marvel I#51 (July, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: K.C. Ritter was a ham radio operator in his younger days.

History: (Captain Marvel I#51 (fb) - BTS) - Sam Casey was a member of the Teen Brigade alongside Rick Jones in his younger years. His parents paid for all of the radio equipment he needed. As an adult, he became a dealer in C.B. radios.

(Captain Marvel I#51) - Ritter attended a reunion of the Teen Brigade at a bar alongside Rick Jones, Bill Bishop and Mike Armstrong. Just as they had begun to get reacquainted, Rick was abducted by the Kree scientist Dr. Minerva. When Bishop tried to shoot at the ship that had grabbed Rick, Ritter stopped him, afraid that Bishop might hit Rick.

(Captain Marvel I#52) - Mike, Bishop and Ritter all ran to the local police station to tell them about Rick being kidnapped. The police were skeptical at first, but Bishop used his status as a detective to participate in the hunt for Rick's abductors.

(Incredible Hulk II#417) - Bill Bishop, K.C. Ritter and Mike Armstrong all attended Rick Jones' bachelor party, and spiked the punch, only to watch in surprise as Hercules declared their spiked punch to be "barely stronger than milk."

Comments: Created by Scott Edelman, Al Milgrom and Terry Austin.

"K.C." of course stands for "Casey." "Ritter" is possibly a reference to the famous radio operator Tex Ritter.

by Prime Eternal

K.C. Ritter should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Captain Marvel I#51, page 26, panel 2

Captain Marvel I#52 (September, 1977)
Incredible Hulk II#417 (May, 1994)

Last updated: 11/13/05

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