([December] 1973)

The S. F. C. A., 1964? Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
124
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The S. F. C. A.
Editing
Gordon B. Love (editor, publisher); James Van Hise (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

The last Information Center by Raymond Miller. Article on Scorchy Smith. Review of the movie "The Thing." Columns by Howard P. Siegel, James Van Hise, Hamilton Benedict [Gary Brown], and Keith Gebers.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[Scorchy Smith] (Table of Contents: 1)

Scorchy Smith / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Noel Sickles; Bert Chrisman
Pencils
Noel Sickles; Bert Chrisman
Inks
Noel Sickles; Bert Chrisman
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Scorchy Smith
Reprints
  • from daily Scorchy Smith (Associated Press) newspaper strips for 1935-04-03, 1936-02-22, 1937-12-21

Indexer Notes

Three examples of Scorchy Smith daily newspaper strips, two by Noel Sickles and one by Bert Chrisman, which accompany an article on the strip.

An Earth Man on Venus (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Milne Farley (source novel); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Myles Cabot; Princess Lilla; Doggo
Synopsis
On Venus, Myles Cabot leads the revolt of Cupia against the rule of the ant-men of Formia.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 22-25.
Based on a 1924 novel by Ralph Milne Farley originally titled "The Radio Man". The 1950 paperback edition (published by Avon) was retitled as "An Earthman on Venus".

The Vortex (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel (signed)
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Roy Krenkel (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Carl Winters; Zorna
Synopsis
Scientist Carl Winters goes through a dimensional portal to the world of Balzor, where he finds a world free of all destructive elements. He decides to stay.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original indexer only listed this being signed by Al Williamson, but Roy Krenkel's initials "RGK" are right above Williamson signature. Most likely both artists penciled AND inked this story. Part four of four.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 1. [Scorchy Smith]
    Scorchy Smith
  2. 2. An Earth Man on Venus
  3. 3. The Vortex
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