John Probe was the subject of experiments by the British Secret Service and was code-named M.A.C.H.1[1].

He was childhood friends with Maria Aragon[2].

He wore size nine boots[3].

Probe spent six months learning to co-pilot the Space Shuttle under the Peace in Space scheme[4].

At his maximum running speed he could cover eight kilometers in one minute 36 seconds[5].


  1. M.A.C.H.1: Vulcan Part One, 2000AD Prog 1
  2. M.A.C.H.1: Spain Kidnap, 2000AD Prog 8
  3. M.A.C.H.1: Skyscraper Terrorists, 2000AD Prog 18
  4. M.A.C.H.1: Planet Killers Part One, 2000AD Prog 27
  5. M.A.C.H.1: Untitled 1978 Annual M.A.C.H.1 story, 2000AD Annual 1978