(September 1958)

Harvey, 1958 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Tales, Inc.
Brand
A Thrill Adventure
Editing
Leon Harvey (editor and vice-president); Alfred Harvey (president); Robert B. Harvey (vice-president and business manager)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Scoop! ...The Thing on Sputnik 4! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Al Williamson; Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

taken from splash of "Island In the Sky", with alterations likely by Joe Simon.

In This Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Reprints

Indexer Notes

contents page

The Thing on Sputnik 4 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen (p 1); Artie Simek (pp 2-5)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Kelly; Major General Holt; Bio-Chemical Lab Technician
Synopsis
A triangular meteor is captured and brought on board a space station. Captain Kelly cuts into the meteor and finds a walnut shaped object inside. Major General Holt cautions Kelly against thinking they've found life. The lab technician investigates further but then there's a beep-beep sound and an explosion rocks the lab. There are more explosions accompanied by the beeps. Kelly is outside and sees an old Sputnik satellite which is beeping and then sees a space creature clinging to it. The walnut object appears and reunites with the space creature and they fly off in a triangular meteor.
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Turmoil in the Heavens (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Golden Rocket (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Station Commander; Space Station Crewman
Synopsis
A rocket floating in outer space comes near to a space station. The commander is unwilling to take it on board and radios to the rocket for the inhabitants to show their faces. The crewman says he thinks it is unmanned and so they bring it on board. They open the rocket up and find that all the materials inside are unknown to them. There is a radio which shows signals are being received. The crewman says that the signals are coming from Pluto. But it is thought that nothing could be living on Pluto.
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Lunar Trap (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ward Stratton (American Lunar Mineralogist); Colonel Alexandrovna (Russian Commandant); Petrov (Russian Soldier)
Synopsis
Ward Stratton is caught in a trap in Lunar Crater Tycho. He is arrested and taken to Colonel Alexandrovna who accuses him of being a spy and saboteur. Stratton is pleased that this is a lady but denies this. Alexandrovna orders Petrov to take Stratton to the site of the damage. Stratton again denies that it was his fault and Alexandrovna threatens to shoot him if he does not confess. Rocks rain down on the car and the pair just escape into a cave. They see that the assailant is a moon creature. A Russian rescue party drives the creature away and Alexandrovna and Stratton shake hands.
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Men! Boys! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Island in the Sky (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Fenner; Mike Baker; Doctor Johnson
Synopsis
Bill Fenner hated the Red Spot of Jupiter. An accident in space kills Bill and his body is fired into Jupiter. The Red Spot returns Bill's body in a transparent cylinder. When the cylinder is opened Bill sits up unaware of anything that has happened to him. After an electrical blow-up, when Bill takes all the power in his body, and then returning from an outside job in space with an empty oxygen tank, Bill is taken by the medics for examination. There is a small organism in his brain which protects him. Bill's body is better than new and he might live to 1000.
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Four on Planet X (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

My Robot Plants (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Alarming Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Why Mars? (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Visitor! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Black Cat Mystic / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

The Face on Mars (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Al Williamson
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen (p 1); Artie Simek (pp 2-5)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ben Fisher; Koski; Brennan; Lake
Synopsis
The group of four are climbing a gigantic carved statue of a face found on Mars. Fisher steps through an eye socket and finds himself in a lush green city with breathable air and sees giant Martians. A fleet of spaceships attack and destroy the city. The giants have a meeting and point to a space map - there is a planet between Mars and Jupiter. The giants launch a missile to destroy this planet. Fisher suddenly can't breathe properly and then he is found on the surface of modern day Mars. On their way through space they stop in the asteroid belt - the remnants of a destroyed planet.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scoop! ...The Thing on Sputnik 4!
  2. 1. In This Issue
  3. 2. The Thing on Sputnik 4
  4. 3. Turmoil in the Heavens
  5. 4. The Golden Rocket
  6. 5. Lunar Trap
  7. 6. Men! Boys!
  8. 7. Island in the Sky
  9. 8. Four on Planet X
  10. 9. My Robot Plants
    Alarming Tales
  11. 10. Why Mars?
  12. 11. The Visitor!
    Black Cat Mystic
  13. 12. The Face on Mars
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Paul Robinson
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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