(December 1953-January 1954)

Lev Gleason, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Junior Readers' Guild Inc.
Brand
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Harold Straubing

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Buster Crabbe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Buster Crabbe (photo)

A Personal Letter to You from Buster Crabbe (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Buster Crabbe]
Letters
typeset

Characters
Buster Crabbe; Lev Gleason
Synopsis
Facsimile letter from Buster Crabbe to readers of his new comic book from Lev Gleason, "just about the best publisher in the juvenile and comic field."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black & white. Features a photo of Buster Crabbe and a photo of Lev Gleason.

The Jungle Talks Back (Table of Contents: 2)

Buster Crabbe / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll fix you, Crabbe!
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Buster Crabbe; Roger Prince/Ford (dies); "Tiny" Prince; Petey; Helen Prince (dies); Hank Buckley (mentioned); Captain (villain, dies); first mate Ferris (villain, dies)
Synopsis
When the Princes see a newspaper article that African explorer Buckley has spotted a white wild boy in Portuguese Guinea, they persuade Buster to go with them to find their son, who has been missing for 5 years.
Keywords
Dakar; French West Africa; Kobangi; Kroufa

Buster Crabbe: One Terrific Swell Guy (Table of Contents: 3)

Buster Crabbe / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lev Gleason
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Biography of Buster Crabbe and a solicitation for letters from readers.

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Dead Man's Gold (Table of Contents: 5)

Buster Crabbe / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

I Cover Mars (Table of Contents: 6)

Buster Crabbe / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Martinott [as Martinott] (signed)
Inks
Ed Martinott [as Martinott] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buster Crabbe (Professor of Ichthyology); Johnny Phelps (one of Crabbe's students); King Nemonalus (of Mars); Astros (a Martian explorer); Demondon (a Martian explorer); Feros (villain, a Martian explorer)
Synopsis
Martians are ready to attempt a fifth expedition to the planet Earth, hoping to have better luck than the previous four, which had met disaster. Feros is highly skeptical, believing that no human life could exist on a planet that is filled with deadly oxygen poisoning. When Astros and Feros land on Earth, Feros knocks out Astros, traps Crabbe and Phelps, and returns them to Mars while demanding a court-martial for Astros for cowardice. Feros is made the new King of Mars, and attempts to have the Earthmen killed along with former King Nemonalus before the truth be known.
Keywords
Martian Rocket BX2

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 9 is a promotional advertisement for the next issue of The Amazing Adventures of Buster Crabbe, on sale November 30th.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

What's the Use! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mortimer; Millie; Harry
Synopsis
Scrawny Mortimer tries body-building to attract his crush Millie.

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of second page is an advertisement.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Buster Crabbe
  2. 1. A Personal Letter to You from Buster Crabbe
  3. 2. The Jungle Talks Back
    Buster Crabbe
  4. 3. Buster Crabbe: One Terrific Swell Guy
    Buster Crabbe
  5. 4. ["1000 Fun Things to Do!"]
  6. 5. Dead Man's Gold
    Buster Crabbe
  7. 6. I Cover Mars
    Buster Crabbe
  8. 7. ["Look for the next issue"]
  9. 8. What's the Use!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Darci
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Chris Boyko
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
  • David Wilt