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]
Editing
D. J. Arneson

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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