(Spring 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

["Earth Fights Invasion from Outer Space!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

["At last!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Illinois Merchant Mart

Empress of Belzar (Table of Contents)

Space Busters / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed) [as B. Krigstein]
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed) [as B. Krigstein]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Brett Crockett; Lieutenant April Wing; Sergeant Bolo; Commander Senstral (Agent Y-3-Z); Empress of Belzar
Synopsis:
Commander Senstral betrays his troops to the Belzaric Queen.

Charge of the Battle Women (Table of Contents)

Space Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Brett Crockett; Sergeant Bolo; Empress of Belzar; Helga; Lieutenant April Wing
Synopsis:
Capt. Crockett persuades one of their captors to release the platoon and join them on Earth.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Man Who Invented Today (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Biography of Jules Verne.

Death Rite of the Dwarfs (Table of Contents)

Space Busters / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Brett Crockett; Lieutenant April Wing; Sergeant Bolo; Lomax; Empress of Belzar; Senstral; Keno
Synopsis:
When nurse Wing is captured by the dwarf troops of Belzar, Capt. Crockett joins with Martian partisans to prevent her sacrifice to the dwarfs' god, Wardo.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Voyage to the Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Case ?
Inks:
Richard Case ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Impey Barbicane; Captain Nicholl; Michael Arden
Synopsis:
The Baltimore Gun Club initiates a voyage to the Moon.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Jules Verne's De la terre à la lune (1865) and Autour de la lune (1870).

["Thrills!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Flyboy, Hawk, Space Busters, Speed Smith, Eerie Mysteries, Beanbags, Explorer Joe, Wild Boy, Kid Cowboy, Crime Clinic, Sparkle, Crusader from Mars, Ellery Queen, Weird Thrillers, and G I Joe.

Taru the Terrible (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cliff Douglas; Fira; Taru
Synopsis:
When their spaceship loses power, Cliff and his fiancé Fira land on Venus, "three thousand years behind the other planets". The Emporer Taru decides to fight Cliff in the gladiatorial arena.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

World's Largest Camera (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Article about the reflecting telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California.

["Flash!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Casa de Joyas

["Here's Proof..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Comate Laboratories Inc.

["Gee what a build!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Charles Atlas

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Earth Fights Invasion from Outer Space!"]
  2. 1. ["At last!"]
  3. 2. Empress of Belzar
    Space Busters
  4. 3. Charge of the Battle Women
    Space Busters
  5. 4. The Man Who Invented Today
  6. 5. Death Rite of the Dwarfs
    Space Busters
  7. 6. Voyage to the Moon
  8. 7. ["Thrills!"]
  9. 8. Taru the Terrible
  10. 9. World's Largest Camera
  11. 10. ["Flash!"]
  12. 11. ["Here's Proof..."]
  13. 12. ["Gee what a build!"]
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