Four Color #1253 - Space Man
(January-March 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-10-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
D. J. Arneson (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SPACE MAN, No. 1253." No code number. Only "Space Man" Four Color. Continues as Space Man (Dell, 1962 series) with #2 (May-July 1962).
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Mack; Ian Stannard
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How Far is a Star (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Glossary of various astronomical terms.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One illustration and typeset text.

[The Secret of the Moon] (Table of Contents: 2)

Space Man / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Johnny Mack; Ian Stannard; Col. Hooper
Synopsis
Two astronauts make the first manned flight to the moon, only to find a base inhabited by cyborgs under the control of Colonel Hooper, who was thought lost in a moon flight 12 years earlier. The moon base is part of a top-secret effort to train Earth men to be part of the Galactic Guard and protect the solar system from the enemy-- Garrak-Axos from Alpha Centauri.
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to series. Script credit from "Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999."

Maybes About the Moon (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Some facts about the Moon and possibilities of some form of life existing there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Daisy B-B Gun Gift Ideas! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Space Man
  2. 1. How Far is a Star
  3. 2. [The Secret of the Moon]
    Space Man
  4. 3. Maybes About the Moon
  5. 4. Daisy B-B Gun Gift Ideas!
    Daisy Manufacturing
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