(February 1963)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1962-11-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10046-302
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Manning (sketch); George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the sea comes Magnus to fight the evil robots who are the masters of man!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; H8; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Magnus, Robot Fighter 4000 A.D. (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Russ Manning
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When robots began to rule the world in 4,000 A.D., mankind finds itself in deadly peril...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; H8; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added, as well as script and art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Magnus, Robot Fighter (Table of Contents: 2)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Russ Manning
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ROBOT F.#1-6211
First Line of Dialogue or Text
No robot man harm a human, or allow a human to come to harm... this is the unbreakable law built into every robot, and the metal-men were created solely to ease man's tasks of life.
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus (first appearance, origin); 1A (first appearance); Leeja Clane (first appearance); H8 (first appearance, a robot, villain, destroyed)
Synopsis
1A takes Magnus to North Am where he begins his crusade against evil robots by stopping the Polrob Chief H8.
Reprints
Keywords
Megalopolis; North Am; robot; Three Laws of Robotics

Indexer Notes

This series, beginning with the first sentence in this first story, borrows without credit from Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.

The World of the Future (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world of the future -- what will it be like?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Article on the prophecies of Nostradamus.

The Aliens (Table of Contents: 4)

The Aliens / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russ Manning
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For hundreds of years, earthmen explored the stars, never once finding another inhabitant as intelligent as man!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Johner; Rodg; Zarz (first appearance of all characters)
Synopsis
For the first time, an Earth ship meets an alien ship, which attacks with missiles. The Earthmen would jump-drive for home, but the aliens could follow. To safeguard Earth's location, Captain Johner must destroy the enemy. The aliens are saucer-headed loop-limbed giants captained by Zarz, who also must protect his planet. A furious battle damages both ships. Then an Earth lifeboat puts out.... Via tele-translator, Captain Johner proposes half the Earth crew venture to the aliens' planet, and half the aliens go to Earth. "To establish contacts and trade. It looks like a good beginning!"
Reprints
Keywords
Alien; first contact; space travel

North-Am City (Table of Contents: 5)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A tourist from elsewhere in our galaxy would consider his sightseeing incomplete without a flight over North Am City, the incredible metropolis that spans the North American continent...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Megalopolis; North Am

Indexer Notes

Sequence added, as well as art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Manning (sketch); George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; H8; Leeja Clane

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same illustration as the front cover, minus trade dress, etc.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["From the sea comes Magnus to fight the evil robots who are the masters of man!"]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  2. 1. Magnus, Robot Fighter 4000 A.D.
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  3. 2. Magnus, Robot Fighter
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  4. 3. The World of the Future
  5. 4. The Aliens
    The Aliens
  6. 5. North-Am City
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  7. 6. Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 1
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
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