(June 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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

The Madman of Mars (Table of Contents)

Spurs Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cowboys, Nazis & Martians!

The Madman of Mars (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Hank Roper (Spurs' sidekick); Spurs Jackson; Strong Bow; General Carpenter; Doctor Phillips; Charlie Lane
Synopsis
Rockets bearing hydrogen bombs and originating from Mars are destroying major cities on Earth. Spurs Jackson is called in by General Carpenter to go discover the source of the Martian bombs. Nazis who travelled to Mars in 1935 are discovered to be sending the bombs.
Keywords
hydrogen bombs; Nazis; rockets

Spurs Sees Red! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spurs Jackson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Pop McLeod; Janie McLeod; Colonel Steigev; Ben
Synopsis
When a flying saucer lands at the McLeod farm, Pop McLeod leaves his daughter Jane in the house while goes out to investigate. He is shot by a sniper, so Jane goes to Spurs for help. Spurs investigates, discovering the saucer is of Soviet design. Colonel Streigov plans to use the saucer-plane, with a max speed of 650 mph, to set the populace into a panic of alien invasion. Spurs manages to capture Steigov and his men, setting Pop free in the process.
Keywords
Flying Saucer; Soviet Invasion; USSR

Visit in Spaceman's Gulch! (Table of Contents: 3)

Spaceman's Gulch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Hank Roper; Jovian Bandersnatch
Synopsis
The Jovian Bandersnatch is a creature native to the red spot on Jupiter, an enormous continent floating in gas. The J.B. has two propeller-like appendages on the side of its head to assist it in flying with its wings.

Spurs Jackson and the Selenites! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Walter Gibson
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier

The Stone Men From Space (Table of Contents: 5)

Strong Bow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Rapid Fox; Queen Thula of Mars; Stone Man Ag; Stone Man Ob
Synopsis
Queen Thuvia is talking to Spurs, the Mayans Strong Bow, Rapid Fox about desert petrified logs. She gives Strong Bow a thuvia flower she says will grow in the desert then goes Mars. Strong Bow says the flower won't grow in desert and discards it. It instantly sprouts into a bush. The petrified wood turns into Stone Men, led by Ag. Conventional weapons don't work. Strong Bow contacts the Army for an a-bomb. They'll take an hour. Strong Bow and Rapid Fox fire arrows made of thuvia stems to create a forest to pen the Stone Men. Spurs returns in his rocket and drops an a-bomb on the Stone Men.
Keywords
a-bomb; alien flora; Martian; Mayan

The Menace of Comet 'X' (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Spurs Jackson; Queen Thula; Vodor; Korok
Synopsis
Spurs and his Space Vigilantes are contacted to investigate a dangerous comet. Spurs takes along Queen Thula of Mars. Spurs and the other vigilantes are captured, only to discover Spurs's old enemies, Korok, ex-Prime Minister of Mars, and Vodor from Venus are piloting the deadly comet toward Earth to devastate the planet. Mars is next.
Keywords
comet; Martian; Venusian
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Madman of Mars
    Spurs Jackson
  2. 1. The Madman of Mars
    Spurs Jackson
  3. 2. Spurs Sees Red!
    Spurs Jackson
  4. 3. Visit in Spaceman's Gulch!
    Spaceman's Gulch
  5. 4. Spurs Jackson and the Selenites!
    Spurs Jackson
  6. 5. The Stone Men From Space
    Strong Bow
  7. 6. The Menace of Comet 'X'
    Spurs Jackson
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