(1961)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-08-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
Editing:
Don Arneson
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE PHANTOM PLANET, No. 1234."
No code number.
Copyright 1961 by Four Crown Productions, Inc. Adapted from the 1961 movie "The Phantom Planet."
"Movie Classic" on cover.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Inks:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Colors:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
A Solarite (photo of Richard Kiel)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Painting with photo from movie as insert.

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Chapman (photo of Dean Fredericks); Ray Makonnen (photo of Richard Weber); a Solarite (photo of Richard Kiel)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos from the movie plus a cast list.

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Capt. Frank Chapman; Lt. Ray Makonnen; Sesom; Herron; Zetha; Solarites (villains)
Synopsis:
An earthman lands on an uncharted asteroid, Rheton, only to find it inhabited by miniature people. The atmosphere shrinks him to their size and he gets involved in a romantic triangle with two women and has to fight a duel. The asteroid is then menaced by alien Solarites, who aim to destroy it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1961 movie "The Phantom Planet."

August 1960: The Greatest Month in Space History (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lehti ?
Inks:
John Lehti ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Events of August 1960, which include the launching of the Echo satellite, the launching and recovery of Discoverer XIV, and the launching and recovery of Sputnik V, which had animals aboard which survived the trip.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Killer Rays in Space (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lehti ?
Inks:
John Lehti ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Theories about harmful radiation during space travel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and illustrations.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Phantom Planet
  2. 1. The Phantom Planet
  3. 2. The Phantom Planet
  4. 3. August 1960: The Greatest Month in Space History
  5. 4. Killer Rays in Space
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