([1964])

Thorpe & Porter, 1962? Series
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Price
1'- [0-1-0 GBP]
Pages
68
On-sale date
1964 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Top Sellers Ltd.
Brand
TP
Editing
?
Color
Colour Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions
9.5" x 7"
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Year extrapolated from advert for Race for the Moon comics in Flash (Thorpe & Porter, 1962 series) issues 1 & 2 https://www.comics.org/issue/760804/?issue_detail=2#1628535 and advert in Race for the Moon (Thorpe & Porter) issue 22 https://www.comics.org/issue/515291/?issue_detail=2#2557685 offering a set of compendium LPs with songs issued and current in 1964 - 65.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Horace Whickle, I will give you unlimited power!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Horace Whickle; Vision

Indexer Notes

Cover represents a scene from "The Test of Character" although is not copied from any story panel.

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

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

The Test of Character (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3392
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Horace Whickle I shall give you the gift of complete power over the affairs of men!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Horace Whickle; Vision; Mr Dunston (Horace's boss)
Synopsis
Horace Whickle has worked as a bookkeeper for 22 years. Dunston calls Horace into his office and tells him to work late to find a wrong figure in an account. Later at home a Vision appears to Horace and tells him he has the power to control men and to use it for good. Horace quickly makes Dunston bankrupt and then takes over every company in the country. The Vision appears again and tells him he has become vain and to do good. Horace becomes the most powerful man in the world and declares himself Emperor of the World. Then the alarm clock wakes him up and he goes in to work as normal.
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[Giants of the Telescope] (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frederich Wilhelm Struve (1793 - 1864)
Genre
non-fiction; biography; maths & science
Synopsis
One page potted biography of the German astronomer Frederich Wilhelm Struve, one of the chief founders of Double-Star Astronomy.
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Lighthouse of Space! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mystery ship came from the great depths of space beyond the solar system!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commander Eric Mann; Captain Alan Carter; Zarran Commander (aggressive alien); Kull Council speaker (peaceful alien)
Synopsis
The Kull are a peaceful people who have discovered random anti-matter blotches throughout space. To warn travelers of the blotches they station lighthouses in their vicinity. One of the lighthouses drifts into our solar system. Two Earthmen investigate the lighthouse and become prisoners when it is retrieved by the Zarran, enemies of the Kull. The Zarrans rig the lighthouse with crystals to absorb the deadly radiation from the blotches and beam it onto the Kull planet. The Earthmen help the Zarran defeat the effects of the radiation and are rewarded with knowledge to take back to Earth.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Ironclad Will! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Emil Gershwin
Inks
Emil Gershwin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Am I dreaming? It's... his face!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jude Tyndal; Harry Tyndal; Laura; Philip Tyndal
Synopsis
Jude Tyndal's heirs get exactly what they deserved, even if it is impossible to explain how he accomplished it.
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The Strange Ones! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those lights! They're blinding me! I'm losing control!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Glenn Parker; Olga Parker; Family doctor
Synopsis
Glenn Parker is driving home when two strange lights cause him to crash his car. The two lights are concerned that Glenn does not die. When Glenn wakes up he drives home. Over the following weeks Glenn is obsessed with building a strange machine. Olga is concerned about Glenn and calls the doctor who hypnotises Glenn. Glenn reveals that the machine is to give physical form to the lights who want to invade Earth. The doctor and Olga rush to the machine just as two aliens emerge. There is a brief fight and the aliens accidentally destroy the machine and disappear. The invasion is over.
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Dr. Martin's Marvelous Museum (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can step out of everyday life--right into the midst of the strangest adventures you dreamed of!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Eddy Brewster; Brenda Trent; Jed Hoffstra; Dr. Martin
Synopsis
Eddy and Brenda have grown up as neighbours and friends. But Brenda wants someone courageous as a boyfriend and all-state quarterback Jeff takes her out as well. Brenda confuses her dates and all three go out together to the private closed house of Dr Martin. The Dr shows them his museum exhibits and, after Jed and Brenda have left, challenges Eddy to track down the Georgio tiara. Eddy visits the eras of the exhibits and finds the tiara defeating obstacles on the way. Eddy meets Jed and Brenda, Jed challenges Eddy but he now has courage and defeats Jed. Brenda is happy with her real man.
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Keywords
Georgio Tiara

Call in the Night (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happened on a frosty, clear night---it started with a telephone message---
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John W. Crane (Fire chief); Mr. Parkins
Synopsis
Chief Crane receives a phone call advising of a fire at 346 Elm. When the fire equipment arrives they find that someone is inside, old man Parkins. The firemen save Mr Parkins. Later, when they are making out the fire report, Crane asks Parkins if he knows anyone called Danny, as he made the call. Parkins tells Crane that Danny is his son and that he always looks after him. Crane wonders why Danny is not present and Crane says that his son died in 1942. Further attempts to trace the phone caller are unsuccessful.
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The Intruders (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus
Inks
George Klein
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When man finally does land on the moon--who will own it?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Marsh; Loomis
Synopsis
Marsh urges his men to hurry up evacuating the moon dome as the next time the moon-men attack it may be too late. Loomis disagrees and says they should fight. Suddenly an attack starts and the dome is damaged leaking out life sustaining oxygen. While the repairs are taking place Loomis sneaks out with a rifle. Loomis is ambushed by the moon-men but a warning shot by Marsh, who has followed, scares them off. They are then pursued and just get back to the dome in time. A rocket arrives for the evacuees and leaves behind the moon-men who are men and women that can live without oxygen.
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Strange Superstitions (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Nostrand
Inks
Howard Nostrand; Al Avison ?
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many harmless birds and animals were once regarded with horror and loathing by superstitious people throughout the world!
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Animals listed as bad omens are owl and magpie. A good omen is a cuckoo. The howling of dogs was associated with the approach of death. It was thought that a mouse held the soul of a person when asleep. A black cat was depicted as a witch's companion.

Flight (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ted Galindo
Inks
Ted Galindo
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Consider the case of Willie Grant who decided to change his lot in life...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Willie Grant; Mr Winkler (Willie's boss); Joe (Willie's friend); Victor Segurido; Laura Segurido (Victor's sister); Juan (local worker)
Synopsis
Willie and Joe are bawled out again by Mr Winkler. They try for a new life and stow away on a ship which sinks in a storm. Only Willie is found by Victor and Laura on an island. They offer him the role of overseer on their sugar plantation where the workers are treated as slaves. Willie continues this regime. Juan escapes to tell of the situation. The Seguridos tell Willie that he will take all the blame for keeping the workers in bondage. Willie decides to get out and a month later is back with Mr Winkler who shows Willie a newspaper. The Seguridos have died in an earthquake.
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The Valley of Forever! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It had to be a mirage, a dream. But if it was, John Evans is a madman!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Evans; Williams (Evans' companion); Philip Kent
Synopsis
Evans and Williams are exploring the Arctic when they see a lush valley. The ice collapses and they fall down. They are carried to a city where they meet Philip Kent. He tells them they can live happily for five hundred years if they wish. Williams is happy but Evans tells Kent he doesn't believe him and he wants to leave. Kent says others will then come and he will not help him. Evans finds clothes and food and attempts to escape but fails. Kent says he will now help Evans to a training station. When he tells his story he finds out that Kent went looking for the valley 150 years ago!
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Bartlett's Booty (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
John Gifford; Professor Alfred Nelson; Mrs Gifford (John's mother); Ethel Bartlett; William Ware
Reprints

Which has the ATLAS BUILT BODY? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Giant Stamp Collection (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Horace Whickle, I will give you unlimited power!"]
  2. 1. ["the world's finest Children's Publications"]
    Classics Illustrated
  3. 2. The Test of Character
  4. 3. [Giants of the Telescope]
  5. 4. Lighthouse of Space!
  6. 5. ["Another new exciting comic!"]
  7. 6. The Ironclad Will!
  8. 7. The Strange Ones!
  9. 8. Dr. Martin's Marvelous Museum
  10. 9. Call in the Night
  11. 10. The Intruders
  12. 11. Strange Superstitions
  13. 12. Flight
  14. 13. The Valley of Forever!
  15. 14. Bartlett's Booty
  16. 15. Which has the ATLAS BUILT BODY?
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. Giant Stamp Collection
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