(November - January 1953)

Dell, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.

Issue Notes

Issues #1-3 in the Four Color series as 378, 400, 421.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alden McWilliams (painting)
Inks:
Alden McWilliams (painting)
Colors:
Alden McWilliams (painting)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Corbett
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Painted covers. Covers for FC421 and #4-11 by same artist.

Space Academy The University of the Planets (Table of Contents: 1)

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Corbett; Captain Steve Strong; Cadet Roger Manning
Synopsis:
Photo from Tom Corbett TV series.
Reprints:

["Captain Steve Strong and his space cadet squad report the failure of their mission..."] [The Beggar's Secret] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom Corbett / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Newman
Pencils:
John Lehti
Inks:
John Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
S.C.#4-3211

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Corbett; Cadet Astro; Cadet Roger Manning; Captain Strong; Professor Thornton; Commander Arkwright
Synopsis:
Tom and the other cadets go in search of missing Professor Thornton and run into a Martian picpup (which can create illusions) and the Bor Borito's people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story takes up all interior pages, inside back cover (black and white) and back cover of comic. Paul Newman credit from Comicbook Marketplace (January 1997) [according to http://www.solarguard.com/tccomic.htm]. Paul Norris credit from http://www.solarguard.com/tccomic.htm and comparison with art in issue 5 and 6 (which GCD had as Paul Norris.) Original indexer had Frank Thorne has penciller and inker.
In Jerry Bails' Who's Who John Lehti is credited to Tom Corbett in 1953, and the artwork is identical to his series "Tommy of the Big Top". Paul Norris never made any stories. Al McWilliams had the first three in Four Color 1952, Lehti had five 1953,and Frank Thorne three 1954. See Error Reports #5660 with attachments. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
  2. 1. Space Academy The University of the Planets
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
  3. 2. ["Captain Steve Strong and his space cadet squad report the failure of their mission..."] [The Beggar's Secret]
    Tom Corbett
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Nuno Miranda
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome