(February 1953)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spurs Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Campbell (signed)
Inks
Stan Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier

Spurs Jackson And His Space Vigilantes Meet the Sun Masters (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
Stan Campbell (signed)
Inks
Stan Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackon; Aku, Chief of the Sun Peopele; Hank Roper; Professor Cray; Strong Bow; General Joyce; Thelda Barnes
Synopsis
When Aku and his Sun People show up in an enormous, gleaming saucer, Aku tells Spurs his people possess a powerful energy source they would like to be permitted to land and share with Earth. Hank relays the acceptance of the offer. General Joyce is in charge, and Professor Cray with his assistant Thelda Barnes work with the Sun People to learn the energy source. Spurs is skeptical of the Sun People's claims of living on the Sun, while the Professor and Thelda voice their suspicions of nefarious hidden motives from the Sun People.

The Return of the Aztecs (Table of Contents: 2)

Strong Bow [Charlton] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; science fiction
Characters
Strong Bow and his Warriors; Hank Roper; Laughing Frog; Aztecs from Vulcan
Synopsis
Hank drives Strong Bow to a ritual held by Strong Bow's tribe of Pueblo-dwelling Native Americans. Strong Bow tells the story of centuries earlier, when Aztecs use instructions from their sacred book, the Popol Vuh, to build a rocketship in an effort to escape the European invaders. The ritual, held during an eclipse, is intended to keep the Aztecs away. The ritual fails to do so, and the descendants of the original Aztecs that rocketed away return with weapons powerful enough to challenge the modern 'white men'. They have lived on Vulcan, a planet closer to the Sun, and are resistant to heat.

The Space Bronco (Table of Contents: 3)

Oakley Logan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Old Oakley Logan; Whitey
Synopsis
Old Oakley Logan of the Rancho Oro spins a tall tale about the day he took a trip to space on a bronco, all confirmed by Whitey, another cowhand.

Spurs Jackson And His Space Vigilantes Tangle With The Outlaws of Mars (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
Stan Campbell (signed)
Inks
Stan Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Hank Roper; Queen Thula; Strong Bow; The Great Zakul; Queen Thula's Chief Scientist
Synopsis
Spurs Jackson and his Space Vigilantes, Hank and Strong Bow, return to Mars to help Queen Thula once more. Someone is suctioning off the atmosphere, and its up to the group to stop it before Mars becomes a lifeless planet.

An Amazing Space Journey (Table of Contents: 5)

Jethro Barton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jethro Barton; spiderlike space aliens
Synopsis
This story alleges an 1888 alien abduction of one Jethro Barton from a moor in England. Jethro escapes the flying craft in Canada, to the surprise of Barton and the Canadian authorities.

The Riddle of Skull Valley (Table of Contents: 6)

Hank Roper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
Stan Campbell ?
Inks
Stan Campbell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Hank Roper; Sheriff Townley; Anzo, Master of the Black World
Synopsis
Sheriff Townley and Hank Roper investigate the sighting of mysterious black UFOs. Anzo, Master of the Black World,lands to claim Hank Roper and Sheriff Townley as specimens. The Black World is named Nux, and the Nuxians plan an invasion.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spurs Jackson
  2. 1. Spurs Jackson And His Space Vigilantes Meet the Sun Masters
    Spurs Jackson
  3. 2. The Return of the Aztecs
    Strong Bow [Charlton]
  4. 3. The Space Bronco
    Oakley Logan
  5. 4. Spurs Jackson And His Space Vigilantes Tangle With The Outlaws of Mars
    Spurs Jackson
  6. 5. An Amazing Space Journey
    Jethro Barton
  7. 6. The Riddle of Skull Valley
    Hank Roper
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