(January 1953)

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
Alfred Fago; Walter Gibson (assistant)
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)

Rex Clive, the Space King / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing
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Indexer Notes

Art taken from page 7 of the story "The Devil Masters of Algol".

They Say It Really Happened (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Steve
Synopsis
Steve and another prospector are confronted by the landowner when they discover a meteorite filled with diamonds. All three are killed when they shoot it out. Two men arrive at the scene and conclude nobody will bother with the meteor as they walk away. The meteor opens and the real owner of the meteorite peeks his head out. It is a space traveler with wings and a mechanical box on his chest. He says the meteor was his and he had brought it all the way from Jupiter.
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Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Devil Masters of Algol (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex Clive, the Space King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commodore Rex Clive; Adjutant Speed Lansing; Erda; Dav; Master Devil Master
Synopsis
Rex and Speed of the Space Rangers investigate a strange ship. They discover it is from the distant planet of Dox. Leading the expedition is a Doxian woman named Erda. Her bodyguard is Dav. Dox revolves around the star of Algol. Dox is involved in a defensive war against the Devil Masters of its sister planet, Zod. Rex and Speed assist the Doxians in defeating the Zodian fleet.
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The Moon Hoppers (Table of Contents: 3)

Rex Clive / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Noxor; Orj; Stella Dawn
Synopsis
Noxor, intent on becoming the Mighty Monarch of the Saturnian Satellites, is using "Repello Rays" to knock "Moon Hoppers" spaceships out of the sky. Rex, Speed, and Stella defeat the plans, calling the Space Rangers down on Noxor's noggin.

Mars for the Martians (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello
Inks
Art Cappello
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

The Monsters of Kalypso (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mechans; Voz; Loa; Van
Synopsis
Mighty Voz, is the leader of the half-robot, half-human creatures called the Mechans. The Mechans were forgotten miners of the planet, Kalypo. Van and Loa are captured human slaves. They overcome the mastery of the Mechans when Van devises a slave rebellion with the other human slaves against the Mechans, He manages to cause a flood, putting quit to the Mechans.
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The Great Gravitex Robbery (Table of Contents: 6)

Rex Clive, the Space King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello
Inks
Art Cappello
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Stella Dawn; Nucleo, the Mad Martian; Pojo
Synopsis
Rex Clive investigates the disappearance of the gravity-repelling Plutonian product, Gravitex. Gravitex is formed by manipulating Cosmium ore mined by robots on Pluto. With the aid of his henchman Pojo, Nucleo tries to get away with the theft.

The Man Who Saved Four Worlds (Table of Contents: 7)

Spiro the Space Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spiro, the Space Spy; Invaders from Galaxy Q-7
Synopsis
Invaders from Galaxy Q-7, based on Pluto, plan to take over the rest of the solar system by invading Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Spiro reports the plans, and the invaders are roundly defeated.
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The Space Bandits (Table of Contents: 8)

Stella Dawn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dzartz; Rujon; Stella Dawn; Jim Jones; Bob Barry; Rex Clive
Synopsis
Rujon and Dzartz hijack a load of gold leaving the tiny planet Juno, where gravity makes the bars extremely light. Stella Dawn confronts them, but is taken prisoner. They load their ship, a fast space cruiser named the Zodiac. Space Rangers Bob Barry and Jim Jones surprise the crew of the Zodiac, using gold bars to defeat the thieves.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rex Clive, the Space King
  2. 1. They Say It Really Happened
  3. 2. The Devil Masters of Algol
    Rex Clive, the Space King
  4. 3. The Moon Hoppers
    Rex Clive
  5. 4. Mars for the Martians
  6. 5. The Monsters of Kalypso
  7. 6. The Great Gravitex Robbery
    Rex Clive, the Space King
  8. 7. The Man Who Saved Four Worlds
    Spiro the Space Spy
  9. 8. The Space Bandits
    Stella Dawn
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