(Fall 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
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
Allen Anderson (painted)
Inks
Allen Anderson
Colors
Allen Anderson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earth Fights Invaders from Outer Space!

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Norman Saunders' son David posted on a CGC forum.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Victory on Valda (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Brett Crockett; Lieutenant April Wing; Sergeant Bolo; Lieutenant Castro; Menso; Rada; Lazar
Synopsis
Captain Crockett's troops have a hard time convincing the freedom fighters of the planetoid Valda that they're not just as bad as the Belzarians, until nurse Wing saves Menso's daughter Rada.

Every Space Buster a One-Man Army (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Busters / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Everything you want to know about their metallo-plastic helmets, thermo rifle, proton pistol, micro-grenades, and Space Buster Academy outside Luna City on the Moon. "Only three applicants out of every thousand are accepted for Space Buster training -- and only 40% of these recruits finish the full two years' training."

Remember Makano (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Brett Crockett; Sergeant Bolo; Senstral
Synopsis
After the traitor Senstral leads an attack of the Utani ape-men on the outpost on Makano, Captain Crockett leads a select platoon that decimates the Utani barracks and destroys the Belzarian death ray tank corps.

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

The True Story of Flying Saucers (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Harrison
Letters
Typeset

Life in the Solar System (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Mercury is too hot, Jupiter is too cold, but they hold out the possibility of life on Venus ("the coldest parts of Venus have the same temperature as our equator") and Mars ("the warmest climate of Mars resembles our sub-Arctic').

Mission to Baldor! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Inks
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sabra; Abba; Senstral; Caldo; Captain Brett Crockett; Sergeant Bolo; Lieutenant April Wing
Synopsis
Capt. Crockett befriends Sabra, the leader of the guerilla movement on the planetoid Baldor. Together, they deliver a decisive defeat to Senstral and his Mashon troops.

The Batmen of Luna (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lieutenant Steve Halden; Kara Lane; Captain Dane Bartok
Synopsis
Captain Bartok has a chance to repair his tarnished reputation when the Batmen attack Earth.

Peenemünde (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
The race of the American, British, and Russian forces to secure the rocket research site on the Baltic Sea in 1945.

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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 Invaders from Outer Space!"]
  2. 1. ["Football Time is all the Time with Jim Prentice Electric Football"]
  3. 2. Victory on Valda
    Space Busters
  4. 3. Every Space Buster a One-Man Army
    Space Busters
  5. 4. Remember Makano
    Space Busters
  6. 5. ["Interplanetary Action!"]
  7. 6. The True Story of Flying Saucers
  8. 7. Life in the Solar System
  9. 8. Mission to Baldor!
    Space Busters
  10. 9. The Batmen of Luna
  11. 10. Peenemünde
  12. 11. ["I gained 53 lbs. of shapely power-packed muscles!"]
  13. 12. ["Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop"]
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