(Fall 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1952 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing
Herbert W. Rogoff
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Appears to be four comics rebound with a reprinted cover. Contents are He-Man #1, The Hawk #3, Football Thrills #2 and Crusader from Mars #2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars
Reprints
  • from ?

Jim Prentice Electric Football (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Brave Belmonte (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Juan Belmonte; Mr. Cavillo; Joselito
Synopsis
Brief account of the life of bullfighter Juan Belmonte.
Reprints

Winner Give All (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tiger Ted Temple; Marty Marden
Synopsis
A heavyweight champion and a talented amateur fight to raise money for charity.
Reprints

Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Horror on Horseback (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Parker
Inks
Paul Parker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Attila the Hun; Vigilas
Synopsis
Brief history of Attila the Hun.
Reprints

The Man Who Murdered an Empire (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Thomas Lawrence
Synopsis
A short account of Lawrence of Arabia.
Reprints

He-Man of a Mountain (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymod Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Short feature about Mount Everest and the people who attempted to climb it.
Reprints

We Who Are About to Die (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Vatinius; Ursus
Synopsis
Story about a Roman gladiator and his battles in the arena.
Reprints

The He-est He-Man of Them All (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Carrie McIntire (Paul's wife)
Synopsis
Story about Paul Bunyan and some of his accomplishments.
Reprints

For It's Always Fair Weather! When Good Fellows Get Together! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

G.I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dead Man's Vengeance (Table of Contents: 11)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Olesen
Inks
George Olesen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hawk; Jeb Morgan; Catlett; Hawkins
Synopsis
Hawk runs afoul of a group of vigilantes when he stops a lynching.
Reprints

Leverett's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 12)

The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Olesen
Inks
George Olesen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bob Hardie (The Hawk); Charlie Leverett; Mamie Temple
Synopsis
The Hawk tangles with two renegade whites who lead a band of Apaches.
Reprints

The Disappearing Mustang (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Silverman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Unnamed cowboys
Synopsis
Brief history of the wild mustang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Shaun Clancy on the Facebook page "Comics History Exchange" where he posted a payroll stub (invoice number 1240) showing payment of $9.00 from Ziff-Davis to Silverman for the story (May 10, 2014).

Killer Venom (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Doctor Frank Stewart; Matt Dickson
Reprints

Creatures of the Western Badlands (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bed Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rattlesnake; Gila Monster; Horned Toad; Armadillo; Prairie Dog; Road Runner
Synopsis
Brief descriptions of some dangerous and not-so-dangerous desert animals.
Reprints

Trap for a Killer (Table of Contents: 16)

Desert Rat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Dusty Carson; Art Lane; Driftin' Kid
Synopsis
Dusty runs into a killer on the desert.
Reprints

The Safe Guard (Table of Contents: 17)

The Little Sheriff / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Stumpy Bunyan
Synopsis
A sheriff devises a novel way to guard a bank.
Reprints

Dry River Rampage (Table of Contents: 18)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Olesen
Inks
George Olesen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bob Hardie (The Hawk); Walt Selbert; Marcia Selbert; Sam McGinty
Synopsis
A group of outlaws leaves the Hawk to die in the desert.
Reprints

Casual Kazmaier of Princeton (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Dick Kazmaier; Charley Caldwell
Synopsis
The story of Dick Kazmaier and his struggle to play football at Princeton.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story told by "Red Grange".

The Texas Quarterback Alvin "Bo" McMillin (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Jon Smalle
Inks
Ed Jon Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Alvin McMillin; Chief Myers; Red Weaver; Red Roberts
Synopsis
The story of Bo McMillin and his successes in high school and at Harvard.
Reprints

Dangers! - Thrills! Desert Adventure! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

The Hawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Action - Thrills - Suspense! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Space Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Nevers vs. Notre Dame (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Ernie Nevers; Elmer Layden; Jim Crowley; Harry Stuhldreher; Don Miller
Synopsis
An account of the 1925 Rose Bowl Game.
Reprints

Interplanetary Action! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

The Gentle Giant The Story of Bronco Nagurski (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
sports
Characters
Bronislaw Nagurski; Doc Spears; George Halas
Synopsis
A summary of Nagurski's college and professional career.
Reprints

Red Grange's Quarterback Quiz (Table of Contents: 26)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Several sports trivia questions.
Reprints

Don Hutson the Alabama Antelope (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Don Hutson; Dixie Howell; Curly Lambeau; Harry Jacunski
Synopsis
A summary of Don Hutson's career with the Green Bay Packers.
Reprints

Educated Toe The Story of Charley Brickley (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Charley Brickley; Officer Casey
Synopsis
The story of field goal kicker Charlie Brickley.
Reprints

Red Grange's Pigskin Puzzles (Table of Contents: 29)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Sports trivia questions.
Reprints

Night of Terror (Table of Contents: 30)

Crusader from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tarka; Zira; Albert Reiner
Synopsis
Tarka and Zira battle a hate group named The Black Hoods.
Reprints

Beachhead on Saturn's Ring (Table of Contents: 31)

Crusader from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel?
Pencils
Dan Barry?
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tarka; Zira; Boris Zandrozov
Synopsis
Tarka and Zira are sent to Uralia to thwart a dictator's scheme.
Reprints

Astronomical Oddities (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about Jupiter, Venus, and Jupiter's moons.
Reprints

Meteors - Terrible Missiles from Space! (Table of Contents: 33)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Definition of meteors and explanation of how much damage they can cause if they impact Earth.
Reprints

Fun in the Future (Table of Contents: 34)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin
Pencils
Vic Martin
Inks
Vic Martin
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three gag panels.
Reprints

Action - Thrills - Suspense! (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Space Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Prison Planet (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Jon Barrett; "One-Eye" Glimm; "Rocket" Gaster; Exotica
Synopsis
A captain in the Space Police is sent undercover to Prison Planet to uncover a possible invasion plot.
Reprints

The Roughest - Toughest Men Who Ever Lived! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Venus or Bust (Table of Contents: 38)

The Space Bums / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two characters build a space ship in an effort to get to Venus. They don't make it.
Reprints

Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

[Inside back cover] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Back cover] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars
  2. 1. Jim Prentice Electric Football
    The Electric Game Co.
  3. 2. The Brave Belmonte
  4. 3. Winner Give All
  5. 4. Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
  6. 5. Horror on Horseback
  7. 6. The Man Who Murdered an Empire
  8. 7. He-Man of a Mountain
  9. 8. We Who Are About to Die
  10. 9. The He-est He-Man of Them All
  11. 10. For It's Always Fair Weather! When Good Fellows Get Together!
    G.I. Joe
  12. 11. Dead Man's Vengeance
    The Hawk
  13. 12. Leverett's Last Stand
    The Hawk
  14. 13. The Disappearing Mustang
  15. 14. Killer Venom
  16. 15. Creatures of the Western Badlands
  17. 16. Trap for a Killer
    Desert Rat
  18. 17. The Safe Guard
    The Little Sheriff
  19. 18. Dry River Rampage
    The Hawk
  20. 19. Casual Kazmaier of Princeton
  21. 20. The Texas Quarterback Alvin "Bo" McMillin
  22. 21. Dangers! - Thrills! Desert Adventure!
    The Hawk
  23. 22. Action - Thrills - Suspense!
    Space Busters
  24. 23. Nevers vs. Notre Dame
  25. 24. Interplanetary Action!
    Amazing Adventures
  26. 25. The Gentle Giant The Story of Bronco Nagurski
  27. 26. Red Grange's Quarterback Quiz
  28. 27. Don Hutson the Alabama Antelope
  29. 28. Educated Toe The Story of Charley Brickley
  30. 29. Red Grange's Pigskin Puzzles
  31. 30. Night of Terror
    Crusader from Mars
  32. 31. Beachhead on Saturn's Ring
    Crusader from Mars
  33. 32. Astronomical Oddities
  34. 33. Meteors - Terrible Missiles from Space!
  35. 34. Fun in the Future
  36. 35. Action - Thrills - Suspense!
    Space Busters
  37. 36. Prison Planet
    Space Police
  38. 37. The Roughest - Toughest Men Who Ever Lived!
    He-Man
  39. 38. Venus or Bust
    The Space Bums
  40. 39. Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
    Fantastic
  41. 40. [Inside back cover]
  42. 41. [Back cover]
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