(September-October 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Editing
Charles J. Levy; Charles Santangelo

Spurs Jackson vs the Saucer-Men (Table of Contents)

Spurs Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Pronto (horse); Queen Thula; Korok;
Reprints

Migration to the Moon (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

The Saucer Men (Table of Contents: 2)

Spurs Jackson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Pronto; Hank Roper; Strong Bow; Queen Thula; Korok
Synopsis
When an invasion of Flying Saucers land at the Bar-Z ranch, the owner Spurs Jackson, of the Arizona ranch and his two ranch hands, Strong Bow and Hank Roper, quickly learn the alien invaders are Martians, lead by one named Korok. Spurs and his ranch hands are taken in the saucers back to Mars. Once there, it is revealed that Korok claims the throne from Queen Thula, causing her to abdicate.

Spurs Jackson and his Space Vigilantes, Roper and Strong Bow, quickly win back the throne for Thula. The grateful queen appoints Spurs Prime Minister.

Indexer Notes

Confirmed to have been created and written by the legendary Shadow writer with the discovery of an original script.

The Outlaws of the Desert (Table of Contents: 3)

Hank Roper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Hank Roper; Sheriff Townley
Synopsis
Men are hijacking trucks bringing supplies to the New Pueblo dam. It's up to Hank Roper and Sheriff Townley to stop them.

Incident at Powder River (Table of Contents: 4)

Jesse James [western outlaw] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James; Frank James; Black Nick
Synopsis
Two men ride into town. One of them, named Frank, is shot by a man called Black Nick. The other man returns fire and kills the shooters. The display of skill is quite remarkable. Frank is put to bed and the wound in his arm is dressed by the local doctor.
The two men ride on. The Marshall tries to recall why they seem familiar, when a man brings in a poster just arrived on the stage. The poster is for Jesse James, the skilled shooter.

The Moon Monsters (Table of Contents: 5)

Spurs Jackson / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier

Death from U-235 (Table of Contents: 6)

Spurs Jackson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson
Hank Roper
Synopsis
When a man falls dead from radiation poisoning, Spurs Jackson is a prime suspect. Spurs had claimed a desire for revenge against the man for murdering father. When it is proven the man died of radiation poisoning, Spurs and Hank Roper investigate to discover a spaceship. Overtaken by the devious builders of the craft, Spurs and Hank are sent to Venus to test the functionality of the rocketship. Once on Venus, Spurs and Hank discover mysterious, winged, mechanical horses of unknown origin. They use the flying horses to return to Earth and subdue the builders of the rocketship.

The Mystery of the Indian Hills (Table of Contents: 7)

Strong Bow [Charlton] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; science fiction
Characters
Strong Bow; Stew Carey; Laura Towne; Jigg Larsen; Sheriff Townley; Loco Luke
Synopsis
When Jigg Larsen and his cattle rustlers raid the Arizona ranch owned by Laura Towne, the Rancho Oro, he has his men burn the ranch house with Stew Carey inside. Strong Bow, one of Spurs Jackson's Space Vigilantes, finds the burning ranch and rescues Stew Carey. The two go after Jigg and his renegades, eventually tracking them and the stolen cattle to a hidden valley. The two rescue Laura and together they ruin Jigg and the rustlers.

How a Visitor from Space Won the Great West for America (Table of Contents: 8)

Tecumsah / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science; western-frontier
Characters
Tecumsah
Synopsis
In 1811, the great Indian chief, Tecumsah, is informed of a comet to arrive soon. With is brother, called "The Prophet" Tecumsah informs other chiefs to 'watch the skies for Tecumsah's sign', which he thinks will usher in evidence of Indian supremacy. The comet arrives as prognosticated, except in a far more spectacular display than anticipated. This causes a furor among the Indians tribes, causing them to launch an attack on the American Army. The attack ends in a massive defeat for the warriors.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spurs Jackson vs the Saucer-Men
    Spurs Jackson
  2. 1. Migration to the Moon
  3. 2. The Saucer Men
    Spurs Jackson
  4. 3. The Outlaws of the Desert
    Hank Roper
  5. 4. Incident at Powder River
    Jesse James [western outlaw]
  6. 5. The Moon Monsters
    Spurs Jackson
  7. 6. Death from U-235
    Spurs Jackson
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Indian Hills
    Strong Bow [Charlton]
  9. 8. How a Visitor from Space Won the Great West for America
    Tecumsah
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