Four Color #421 - Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
(August-October 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
?
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. 421". Code number is S.C.O.S. #421-528. Copyright 1952 by Videofeatures, Inc. This is the third Tom Corbett Four Color issue. The title continues in Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (Dell, 1953 series) with #4 (November 1952-January 1953). 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)
Inks
Alden McWilliams (painting)
Colors
Alden McWilliams (painting)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett; Roger Manning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Space Academy (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett (photo of Frankie Thomas); Astro the Venusian (photo of Al Markin); Roger Manning (photo of Jan Merlin); Alfie Higgins (photo of John Fiedler)
Synopsis
Academy classroom photo from TV show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One photo and typeset text.

[Colonists of Io] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't have to tell you how long and dangerous a voyage to the planet Jupiter is!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Corbett; Roger Manning; Astro the Venusian; Alfie Higgins; Commander Awkright; Capt. Steve Strong; Dr. Joan Dale
Synopsis
A headstrong swashbuckler, Skip McKay, is in command of a spaceship of colonists bound for Jupiter's moon, Io. Capt. Strong and the cadets accompany them in a separate ship to see that the colony is set up according to law. The colonists make it to Io, but McKay discovers uranium there and causes trouble.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover and concludes on back cover. A similar plot is used in the Grosset & Dunlap Tom Corbett book "Space Pioneers" (1954) by Carey Rockwell (a house name, who may or may not be Joe Greene or Richard Jessup.) Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). 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. Space Academy
    Space Academy the University of the Planets!
  3. 2. [Colonists of Io]
    Tom Corbett Space Cadet
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