(November 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Capitol Stories, Inc.
Editing
Al Fago
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commodore Rex Clive of the Space Rangers
Reprints

The Crazy Planet (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Hollow World (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex Clive / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Stella Dawn; Karmud; Space Rangers; Captain Larq
Synopsis
Ships mysteriously disappear near the planet Marduk. Marduk is five times the size of Earth but has extremely low gravity. Captain Larq of the Lunex Luna sends a message as his craft is pulled in. Clive and Lansing investigate. The Space Rangers follow the Staritania as its pulled in. In the center of Marduk is a station where all the trapped craft are moored. The trap is devised by Karmud, the Master of Marduk. Stella Dawn was on the Staritania. She meets Rex and Speed, and they devise a way to defeat Karmud. The Space Rangers are called in to drive out Karmud.
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The Vixens of Venus (Table of Contents: 3)

Rex Clive and the Space Officers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commodore Rex Clive; Adjutant Speed Lansing; Stella Dawn of the STARS
Synopsis
The Vixens of Venus, with their chief Delva, intend to invade the Earth. They must first plant Venusian vegetation to feed the giant insects that thrive on their planet. Rex Clive and Speed are captured while investigating the island where the Venusian Vixens have planted their flora. The pair are taken back to Venus. Stella Dawn rescues them. The trio then defeats the Vixens of Venus.
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War Cry of Mirza (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

The Cloudships of Magonia (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Convoy to Mars (Table of Contents: 6)

Rex Clive... Space King / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commodore Rex Clive; Adjutant Speed Lansing; Shangor
Synopsis
Rex Clive...Space King leads the Space Rangers through the narrow pass between the Sun and Mercury, attempting to discover the hijackers there. The passage is taken as the best option to get to Mars at distant spots in its orbit. They discover an "old space comber" named Shangor and his motley crew of space pirates are based on Mercury. Their ships are coated with Thermallium, the only metal able to withstand the intense heat on Mercury.
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The Time Skipper Travels to Ancient Rome (Table of Contents: 7)

Time Skipper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hap Holliday-Time Skipper; Professor Eon Tempus; Queen Ula; Cleopatra; Rapidus; Julius Ceasar; Brutus
Synopsis
The Time Skipper ends up in ancient Rome with Queen Ula and Professor Tempus. They encounter Cleopatra, who hears a prophesy from the absurdly-wrong soothsayer Rapidus. Rapidus tells Cleopatra to warn Ceasar to go to the forum on the Ides of March. Knowing Rapidus is always wrong, Cleopatra sends word telling Ceasar to not go to the forum. Queen Ula delivers the message. When Rapidus tells Ceasar to stay away from the forum, Ceasar decides to do the opposite to his doom. Cleopatra goes with the Time Skipper to travel through time.
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Worlds of Ice (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Crazy Planet
  3. 2. The Hollow World
    Rex Clive
  4. 3. The Vixens of Venus
    Rex Clive and the Space Officers
  5. 4. War Cry of Mirza
  6. 5. The Cloudships of Magonia
  7. 6. Convoy to Mars
    Rex Clive... Space King
  8. 7. The Time Skipper Travels to Ancient Rome
    Time Skipper
  9. 8. Worlds of Ice
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