Unusually, this strip was penned by no fewer than three stalwart D.C. Thomson artists (in chronological order): George Martin, Michael Barratt and The Three Bears artist Bob McGrath. In a nutshell, eccentric inventor Batty builds a Tardis-like device — charmingly dubbed the 'Battysphere' in the tales — which can delve into the mysteries of the ancient past or future, or indeed to bizarrely uncharted planets out in deep space. He is accompanied by his faithful assistant, Yob, whom he has picked up as a passenger on his outer-space adventures. Yob has elastic-like rubber-limbed properties, which are used to free the hapless pair from the many comical predicaments they encounter throughout their escapades.
The early colour half-page stories were bizarre and zany enough, but later on in early 1968, the strip morphed into a full-page, red/pink colour-scheme affair, and also with another artist, in-house supremo Michael Barratt taking over the drawing duties. Barratt's (and the uncredited scriptwriter's) version catapulted the concept into even more outrageous territory.