(April-May 1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Jerry Siegel?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia states "published bi-monthly by Approved Comics, Inc.".


Terror from the Sky! (Table of Contents)

Lars of Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors:
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Lars of Mars
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Cover art credit authenticated by article in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE No. 18 Winter 2007.

Do People Live on Mars? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Orson Welles
Synopsis:
Facts about Mars and our history of thinking people live there.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Lars of Mars (Table of Contents)

Lars of Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Lars of Mars (introduction)
Synopsis:
Lars comes to Earth to investigate an H-bomb detonation, but ends up starring in his own TV show as a cover.

Villain or Hero? (Table of Contents)

Lars of Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Lars of Mars; Schemer Bixby
Synopsis:
Schemer Bixby, a crime boss, kidnaps Lars and forces him to help in a bank robbery.

The Boomerang (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Amazing Adventures No. 3 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Amazing Adventures #3, with an onsale date of April 6th. Includes 3 pictures which are likely reprints of panels in that book.

Pirates of the Airways! (Table of Contents)

Captain Ken Brady, Rocket Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ken Brady
Reprints:

Modern Miracles (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Strange but true facts, including a man whose coffin got washed out to sea and ended up back where he was born, 2000 miles away!

The Terror from the Sky (Table of Contents)

Lars of Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Lars of Mars

Solar Facts (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the solar system.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Terror from the Sky!
    Lars of Mars
  2. 1. Do People Live on Mars?
  3. 2. Lars of Mars
    Lars of Mars
  4. 3. Villain or Hero?
    Lars of Mars
  5. 4. The Boomerang
  6. 5. Amazing Adventures No. 3
  7. 6. Pirates of the Airways!
    Captain Ken Brady, Rocket Pilot
  8. 7. Modern Miracles
  9. 8. The Terror from the Sky
    Lars of Mars
  10. 9. Solar Facts
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