(February 1964)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-11-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10046-402
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magnus faces "The Immortal One," the robot who cannot be destroyed!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Sigma; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contrary to customary practice, this cover is drawn rather than painted. Also contrary to customary practice, Leeja rescues Magnus, rather than the other way around.

Astronomy, Number 13: Meteors and Meteorites (Table of Contents: 1)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meteors are loose particles from the breaking up of comets and asteroids.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Immortal One (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Russ Manning
Pencils
Russ Manning (signed as Russ Manning)
Inks
Russ Manning (signed as Russ Manning)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
MAG. R.F. #5-6311
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a restaurant drifting on magnetic beams high above the continent-wide city of North Am, Magnus, Leeja, and her father Senator Clane, are joined by Major Timbuc...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Leeja Clane; Senator Clane; Major Timbuc [Major Timbuk] (commander of riot-robs); A-1 (robot); Sigma (robot); Xyrkol
Synopsis
Magnus battles a robot that seems to reappear after every smashing. A-1 helps him to figure out that he is actually facing a series of robots, quickly replaced. Xyrkol arrives hoping to assume the rule of North Am, but is apparently obliterated along with his last Sigma.
Reprints
Keywords
Robot; teleportation

Indexer Notes

Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald are credited with the script in Russ Manning's Magnus Robot Fighter (Dark Horse Books, 2004 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Robot Rostrum / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Bruce Boyd, Mike Shuman, Kevin Reilly, Bob Jennings, Edward Simpson III, Kent Russell, and Jerry Wysocki.

Forced Landing (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Robert Schaefer; Eric Freiwald
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurtling through space toward Earth, the ship carrying Captain Johner's crew and the aliens, commanded by Zarz, encounters a meteor mass...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Johner; Commander Zarz; Rodg; crystal beings
Synopsis
The Earth-bound ship is hit by meteors, and the stabilizers are damaged. The ship lands on an asteroid to make repairs. But eerie flying crystals swoop down, and the translator thinks their message is dangerous. Rather than shoot, Zarz gathers his Aliens to project a barrier of mind-force. The crystals are held at bay and repairs made. Zarz is glad to avoid force: "After all, we are invaders on their world." As the ship soars away, the crystals begin to understand. "Ffffriendsssss?"
Reprints
Keywords
First contact; space travel

Physical Fitness, Number 10: Back Stretchers (Table of Contents: 5)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From a standing position, bend forward keeping the legs straight...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Educational; fact

Robot Fighter Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Magnus faces "The Immortal One," the robot who cannot be destroyed!"]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  2. 1. Astronomy, Number 13: Meteors and Meteorites
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Immortal One
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Robot Rostrum
  5. 4. Forced Landing
    The Aliens
  6. 5. Physical Fitness, Number 10: Back Stretchers
    Keys of Knowledge
  7. 6. Robot Fighter Pin-Up
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
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