Four Color #400 - Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
(May 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
Helen Meyer?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET, No. 400." Code number is S.C.O.S. #400-525. Copyright 1952 by Videofeatures Company. Based on the 1950-52 TV series "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alden McWilliams (painting) (signed)
Inks
Alden McWilliams (painting) (signed)
Colors
Alden McWilliams (painting) (signed)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett

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

Space Academy: the University of the Planets! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Upon entering Space Academy, every cadet pledges his life and career to the service of mankind!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett (photo of Frankie Thomas); Astro the Venusian (photo of Al Markim); Roger Manning (photo of Jan Merlin)
Synopsis
The Space Cadet pledge is listed.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Figures of the three main characters cropped from a photograph and typeset text.

[Space Pirates of Mercury] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Alden McWilliams (signed )
Inks
Alden McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The usual day of study is interrupted at Space Academy...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett; Roger Manning; Astro the Venusian; Alfie Higgins; Capt. Steve Strong; Dr. Dale; Commander Awkright
Synopsis
The Space Cadets are on a training mission on the passenger spaceliner "Prince of Centurus" when it is attacked and boarded by space pirates. The pirates take the cargo and also take the passengers and crew to work in the mines of Mercury. Tom, Astro, and Roger secretly slip back into the crippled and abandoned spaceliner and send a distress call that is picked up by the Solar Guard patrol. Commander Arkwright then uses the rescued cadets to spring a trap on the pirates.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records (July 22, 2007).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
  2. 1. ["Upon entering Space Academy, every cadet pledges his life and career to the service of mankind!"]
    Space Academy: the University of the Planets!
  3. 2. [Space Pirates of Mercury]
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
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