(April 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.
Brand
A Capitol Publication
Editing
Alfred V. Fago

Beyond the Moon (Table of Contents)

Spurs Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of The Spirit (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #8/3/1952.

Menace of the Meteor Men (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Hank Roper; General Joyce; Meteor Men
Synopsis
When the Army is on maneuvers in the Arizona desert, they find themselves in the midst of a meteor shower. When some of the meteors prove to be low-minded creatures composed of rock and metal, impervious to bullets and explosions, it's up to Spurs Jackson to halt the invasion of the Meteor Men.
Keywords
alien invaders; rock men

The Battle of Spaceman's Gulch (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Hank Roper; Spurs Jackson; Strong Bow; Jawa the Artopod from Neptune
Synopsis
Spurs Jackson and Strong Bow go on a mission to investigate explosions seen on the moon, leaving Hank Roper to meet a group of costumed science fiction fans invited by Spurs for a nearby local convention. Expecting the fans to show up in costume and an airplane mocked-up to appear like a rocket ship, Hank is surprised when a real alien from Neptune named Jawa shows up instead. Jawa is an artopod, as are his crew of scouts preparing for an invasion of Earth. Hank must think quickly to outwit Jawa and his insectoid friends.
Keywords
alien invaders; Insect aliens; Neptune; rocketship

Visit Spurs Jackson at his Spaceranch in Spaceman's Gulch (Table of Contents: 3)

Spurs Jackson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Saturlope
Synopsis
Spurs Jackson collects and explains the alien creature called the Saturlope. Saturlopes live on the moonlets that compose the rings of Saturn, and eat the only food source available there-mineral rocks.
Keywords
Alien species

Spurs Jackson and the Vanishing Water (Table of Contents: 4)

Spurs Jackson and His Space Vigilantes / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier

Beyond the Moon (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Hank Roper; Strong Bow; Professor Omok; Lousak
Synopsis
The Soviets are using flying saucers as guided missile transport ships to take slaves to work on Mines on the Moon. The discs are sent from a secret Soviet base orbiting just beyond the moon, where it cannot be seen. Lousak is the Soviet official in charge of the orbiting space post.
Reprints
Keywords
cold war; Soviets; space-race; USSR

Space Prospectors! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Trip to Mercury (Table of Contents: 7)

Strong Bow [Charlton] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Strong Bow; Axar, Master of Mercury; Princess Karna; Laughing Frog
Synopsis
Strong Bow goes with Laughing Frog and another member of his Mayan tribe. They go to a Mayan pyramid in Mexico where legend has it was the last place Princess Karna was seen centuries earlier. Strong Bow and his tribesmen discover a spaceship inside the pyramid that takes Strong Bow to Mercury, where he is captured by Axar. Breaking free, he rescues Princess Karna who has not aged due to the atmosphere of Mercury.
Keywords
ancient alien; Mayan; Princess
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beyond the Moon
    Spurs Jackson
  2. 1. Menace of the Meteor Men
    Spurs Jackson
  3. 2. The Battle of Spaceman's Gulch
    Hank Roper
  4. 3. Visit Spurs Jackson at his Spaceranch in Spaceman's Gulch
    Spurs Jackson
  5. 4. Spurs Jackson and the Vanishing Water
    Spurs Jackson and His Space Vigilantes
  6. 5. Beyond the Moon
    Spurs Jackson
  7. 6. Space Prospectors!
  8. 7. Trip to Mercury
    Strong Bow [Charlton]
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