(March-May 1960)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1960-01-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell TV Adventure
Editing:
?
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 "MEN INTO SPACE, No. 1083." Code number is M.I.S.O.S. #1083-603. Copyright 1960 by Ziv Televison Programs, Inc. First and only Men Into Space Four Color. Based on the CBS TV series "Men Into Space," which aired from September 30, 1959, to September 21, 1960.


Men Into Space (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ed McCauley (photo of William Lundigan)

Indexer Notes

In the cover photo, William Lundigan is standing by a painting by space artist Chesley Bonestell, whose signature is clearly visible.

Men Into Space (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ed McCauley (photo of William Lundigan)
Synopsis:
Previews of two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four panels with typeset text under them, also a head and shoulders photo of William Lundigan as Col. Ed McCauley.

Space Probe (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ed McCauley; Major George Wolfe; Lt. James Wallace; Mary McCauley; Pete McCauley;
Synopsis:
Col. Ed McCauley heads the three-man crew making the first manned flight into outer space. Due to a malfunction of the second stage they must make repairs in space. They return to Earth successfully, but because of the disruption caused by the repairs are forced to land on the north polar icecap. There they must wait for rescue before being overcome by sub-zero cold.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on August 22, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Moon Landing (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ed McCauley; Pat Gilman; George Wolfe; Jim Wallace
Synopsis:
Col. McCauley heads the first manned landing on the moon. He and three crewman explore a crater, but a moonquake causes a boulder to fall and injure crewman Gilman. While McCauley and the others are using a rope to haul the injured man out of the crater, there is a dust explosion. Three men make it out, but the injured man cuts himself loose and is buried in the dust and dies.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next sequence. Script submitted on August 28, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Dust and the Depths (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Col. Ed McCauley; George Wolfe; Jim Wallace; Mary McCauley (cameo); Pete McCauley (cameo)
Synopsis:
The three remaining spacemen explore a nearby mountain range. While they are inside a cave they find indications of a thin atmosphere in the depths. Meanwhile a meteor shower bombards the area, hitting their spacecraft and rendering it unusable. Their one-man space "lifeboat" is still operable and they draw lots to see who will man it back to Earth to bring a rescue mission. The remaining two men will stay in the caverns and use their equipment to condense enough oxygen to remain alive until help comes. McCauley makes it back to Earth, but it will be two months or longer before a rescue mission can be launched.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Sequence 3. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Script submitted on September 9, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

What is on the Moon? (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the moon.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Men Into Space logo is on story, but no characters appear. Script submitted on October 3, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Perils of Outer Space (Table of Contents)

Men Into Space / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the hazards of space travel.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Men Into Space logo is on story, but no identifiable characters appear. Script submitted on October 3, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). According to Rodney Schroeter on the GCD Error List on September 19, 2009, this sequence is replaced by an "Imagine Touring England for 10ยข" ad in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Men Into Space
    Men Into Space
  2. 1. Men Into Space
  3. 2. Space Probe
    Men Into Space
  4. 3. Moon Landing
    Men Into Space
  5. 4. The Dust and the Depths
    Men Into Space
  6. 5. What is on the Moon?
    Men Into Space
  7. 6. The Perils of Outer Space
    Men Into Space
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