(Spring 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earth Fights Invasion from Outer Space!
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Empress of Belzar (Table of Contents: 2)

Space Busters / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein (signed) [as B. Krigstein]
Inks
Bernie Krigstein (signed) [as B. Krigstein]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Brett Crockett; Lieutenant April Wing; Sergeant Bolo; Commander Senstral (Agent Y-3-Z); Empress of Belzar
Synopsis
Commander Senstral betrays his troops to the Belzaric Queen.

Charge of the Battle Women (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Brett Crockett; Sergeant Bolo; Empress of Belzar; Helga; Lieutenant April Wing
Synopsis
Capt. Crockett persuades one of their captors to release the platoon and join them on Earth.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Man Who Invented Today (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Biography of Jules Verne.

Death Rite of the Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 5)

Space Busters / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Brett Crockett; Lieutenant April Wing; Sergeant Bolo; Lomax; Empress of Belzar; Senstral; Keno
Synopsis
When nurse Wing is captured by the dwarf troops of Belzar, Capt. Crockett joins with Martian partisans to prevent her sacrifice to the dwarfs' god, Wardo.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Voyage to the Moon (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Case ?
Inks
Richard Case ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Impey Barbicane; Captain Nicholl; Michael Arden
Synopsis
The Baltimore Gun Club initiates a voyage to the Moon.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Jules Verne's De la terre à la lune (1865) and Autour de la lune (1870).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Taru the Terrible (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cliff Douglas; Fira; Taru
Synopsis
When their spaceship loses power, Cliff and his fiancé Fira land on Venus, "three thousand years behind the other planets". The Emporer Taru decides to fight Cliff in the gladiatorial arena.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

World's Largest Camera (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Article about the reflecting telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Earth Fights Invasion from Outer Space!"]
  2. 1. ["At last!"]
  3. 2. Empress of Belzar
    Space Busters
  4. 3. Charge of the Battle Women
    Space Busters
  5. 4. The Man Who Invented Today
  6. 5. Death Rite of the Dwarfs
    Space Busters
  7. 6. Voyage to the Moon
  8. 7. ["Thrills!"]
  9. 8. Taru the Terrible
  10. 9. World's Largest Camera
  11. 10. ["Flash!"]
  12. 11. ["Here's Proof..."]
  13. 12. ["Gee what a build!"]
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