(Fall 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand:
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. Size; Full Color; Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Appears to be four comics rebound with a reprinted cover. Contents are He-Man #1, The Hawk #3, Football Thrills #2 and Crusader from Mars #2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars
Reprints:
  • from ?

Jim Prentice Electric Football (Table of Contents)

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Game ad.

The Brave Belmonte (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Willner
Inks:
Ray Willner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Juan Belmonte; Mr. Cavillo; Joselito
Synopsis:
Brief account of the life of bullfighter Juan Belmonte.
Reprints:

Winner Give All (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tiger Ted Temple; Marty Marden
Synopsis:
A heavyweight champion and a talented amateur fight to raise money for charity.
Reprints:

Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Fantastic Magazine, published by Ziff-Davis.
Reprints:

Horror on Horseback (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Parker
Inks:
Paul Parker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Attila the Hun; Vigilas
Synopsis:
Brief history of Attila the Hun.
Reprints:

The Man Who Murdered an Empire (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thomas Lawrence
Synopsis:
A short account of Lawrence of Arabia.
Reprints:

He-Man of a Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymod Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Short feature about Mount Everest and the people who attempted to climb it.
Reprints:

We Who Are About to Die (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Willner
Inks:
Ray Willner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Vatinius; Ursus
Synopsis:
Story about a Roman gladiator and his battles in the arena.
Reprints:

The He-est He-Man of Them All (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Carrie McIntire (Paul's wife)
Synopsis:
Story about Paul Bunyan and some of his accomplishments.
Reprints:

For It's Always Fair Weather! When Good Fellows Get Together! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
G. I. Joe; Suzy; Lilith; other soldiers
Synopsis:
Ad for G. I. Joe Comics No. 17.
Reprints:

Dead Man's Vengeance (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Olesen
Inks:
George Olesen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hawk; Jeb Morgan; Catlett; Hawkins
Synopsis:
Hawk runs afoul of a group of vigilantes when he stops a lynching.
Reprints:

Leverett's Last Stand (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Olesen
Inks:
George Olesen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bob Hardie (The Hawk); Charlie Leverett; Mamie Temple
Synopsis:
The Hawk tangles with two renegade whites who lead a band of Apaches.
Reprints:

The Disappearing Mustang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Unnamed cowboys
Synopsis:
Brief history of the wild mustang.
Reprints:

Killer Venom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Doctor Frank Stewart; Matt Dickson
Reprints:

Creatures of the Western Badlands (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bed Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rattlesnake; Gila Monster; Horned Toad; Armadillo; Prairie Dog; Road Runner
Synopsis:
Brief descriptions of some dangerous and not-so-dangerous desert animals.
Reprints:

Trap for a Killer (Table of Contents)

Desert Rat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dusty Carson; Art Lane; Driftin' Kid
Synopsis:
Dusty runs into a killer on the desert.
Reprints:

The Safe Guard (Table of Contents)

The Little Sheriff / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Stumpy Bunyan
Synopsis:
A sheriff devises a novel way to guard a bank.
Reprints:

Dry River Rampage (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Olesen
Inks:
George Olesen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bob Hardie (The Hawk); Walt Selbert; Marcia Selbert; Sam McGinty
Synopsis:
A group of outlaws leaves the Hawk to die in the desert.
Reprints:

Casual Kazmaier of Princeton (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Dick Kazmaier; Charley Caldwell
Synopsis:
The story of Dick Kazmaier and his struggle to play football at Princeton.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story told by "Red Grange".

The Texas Quarterback Alvin "Bo" McMillin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Jon Smalle
Inks:
Ed Jon Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Alvin McMillin; Chief Myers; Red Weaver; Red Roberts
Synopsis:
The story of Bo McMillin and his successes in high school and at Harvard.
Reprints:

Dangers! - Thrills! Desert Adventure! (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Ad for The Hawk No. 2
Reprints:

Action - Thrills - Suspense! (Table of Contents)

Space Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Ad for Space Busters No. 2
Reprints:

Nevers vs. Notre Dame (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ernie Nevers; Elmer Layden; Jim Crowley; Harry Stuhldreher; Don Miller
Synopsis:
An account of the 1925 Rose Bowl Game.
Reprints:

Interplanetary Action! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Ad for Amazing Adventures No. 6 on sale August 29.
Reprints:

The Gentle Giant The Story of Bronco Nagurski (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bronislaw Nagurski; Doc Spears; George Halas
Synopsis:
A summary of Nagurski's college and professional career.
Reprints:

Red Grange's Quarterback Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Synopsis:
Several sports trivia questions.
Reprints:

Don Hutson the Alabama Antelope (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Don Hutson; Dixie Howell; Curly Lambeau; Harry Jacunski
Synopsis:
A summary of Don Hutson's career with the Green Bay Packers.
Reprints:

Educated Toe The Story of Charley Brickley (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Charley Brickley; Officer Casey
Synopsis:
The story of field goal kicker Charlie Brickley.
Reprints:

Red Grange's Pigskin Puzzles (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Synopsis:
Sports trivia questions.
Reprints:

Night of Terror (Table of Contents)

Crusader from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marvin Stein
Inks:
Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tarka; Zira; Albert Reiner
Synopsis:
Tarka and Zira battle a hate group named The Black Hoods.
Reprints:

Beachhead on Saturn's Ring (Table of Contents)

Crusader from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel?
Pencils:
Dan Barry?
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tarka; Zira; Boris Zandrozov
Synopsis:
Tarka and Zira are sent to Uralia to thwart a dictator's scheme.
Reprints:

Astronomical Oddities (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about Jupiter, Venus, and Jupiter's moons.
Reprints:

Meteors - Terrible Missiles from Space! (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Definition of meteors and explanation of how much damage they can cause if they impact Earth.
Reprints:

Fun in the Future (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Martin
Pencils:
Vic Martin
Inks:
Vic Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three gag panels.
Reprints:

Action - Thrills - Suspense! (Table of Contents)

Space Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Ad for Space Busters No. 2 on sale now!
Reprints:

Prison Planet (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marvin Stein
Inks:
Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Jon Barrett; "One-Eye" Glimm; "Rocket" Gaster; Exotica
Synopsis:
A captain in the Space Police is sent undercover to Prison Planet to uncover a possible invasion plot.
Reprints:

The Roughest - Toughest Men Who Ever Lived! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for He-Man Comics #1 on sale August 29.
Reprints:

Venus or Bust (Table of Contents)

The Space Bums / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Two characters build a space ship in an effort to get to Venus. They don't make it.
Reprints:

Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Fantastic Magazine/
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Identical to sequence 5.

[Inside back cover] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Exact content unknown. This comic was indexed from a copy missing the back cover.

[Back cover] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Exact content unknown. Indexed from a copy that has missing back cover.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars
  2. 1. Jim Prentice Electric Football
    The Electric Game Co.
  3. 2. The Brave Belmonte
  4. 3. Winner Give All
  5. 4. Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
  6. 5. Horror on Horseback
  7. 6. The Man Who Murdered an Empire
  8. 7. He-Man of a Mountain
  9. 8. We Who Are About to Die
  10. 9. The He-est He-Man of Them All
  11. 10. For It's Always Fair Weather! When Good Fellows Get Together!
    G.I. Joe
  12. 11. Dead Man's Vengeance
    The Hawk
  13. 12. Leverett's Last Stand
    The Hawk
  14. 13. The Disappearing Mustang
  15. 14. Killer Venom
  16. 15. Creatures of the Western Badlands
  17. 16. Trap for a Killer
    Desert Rat
  18. 17. The Safe Guard
    The Little Sheriff
  19. 18. Dry River Rampage
    The Hawk
  20. 19. Casual Kazmaier of Princeton
  21. 20. The Texas Quarterback Alvin "Bo" McMillin
  22. 21. Dangers! - Thrills! Desert Adventure!
    The Hawk
  23. 22. Action - Thrills - Suspense!
    Space Busters
  24. 23. Nevers vs. Notre Dame
  25. 24. Interplanetary Action!
    Amazing Adventures
  26. 25. The Gentle Giant The Story of Bronco Nagurski
  27. 26. Red Grange's Quarterback Quiz
  28. 27. Don Hutson the Alabama Antelope
  29. 28. Educated Toe The Story of Charley Brickley
  30. 29. Red Grange's Pigskin Puzzles
  31. 30. Night of Terror
    Crusader from Mars
  32. 31. Beachhead on Saturn's Ring
    Crusader from Mars
  33. 32. Astronomical Oddities
  34. 33. Meteors - Terrible Missiles from Space!
  35. 34. Fun in the Future
  36. 35. Action - Thrills - Suspense!
    Space Busters
  37. 36. Prison Planet
    Space Police
  38. 37. The Roughest - Toughest Men Who Ever Lived!
    He-Man
  39. 38. Venus or Bust
    The Space Bums
  40. 39. Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
    Fantastic
  41. 40. [Inside back cover]
  42. 41. [Back cover]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome