(July 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Editing
Alfred Fago; Walter Gibson
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fago (signed) [as Fago]
Inks
Lou Morales (signed) [as Morales]
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Space Adventures Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Table of contents on the inside front cover.

The Mad-Man of Mars (Table of Contents: 2)

The Space Rangers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Jim Jones; Bob Barry; Stella Dawn; Nucleo (mad Martian with a thousand faces); Captain Arax; Spaceman Yelmah
Synopsis
The Space Rangers track down Nucleo, a shape-shifting Martian. He takes the figure of Captain Arax, and thusly his leisure cruise spaceship, the Staritania.
Reprints
Keywords
martians; shape-shifters; space cruise

Invasion from the Moon (Table of Contents: 3)

The Space Rangers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Jim Jones; Bob Barry; Stella Dawn; Halgo
Synopsis
When the praying mantis-like moon insects begin to attack Lunar Station X-32, the Space Rangers discover a plot by Halgo, leader of the Outerplanetary Circle, is waking up the underground creatures. Halgo plans to steal destructive mirrors, old Earth weapons buried on the moon.
Reprints
Keywords
alien insects; lunar life

Room to Live (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Mummers from Mercury (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Albert Tyler
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Modo, Master of Mercury; Thrak, Viper-Man From Venus; Jumping Jacks from Jupiter; Stone Men from Saturn; Boss Kipley
Synopsis
Boss Kipley and his cohort Pete intercept alien radio signals. Boss Kipley arranges to have Modo, Master of Mercury, land with his invasion force of aliens. The arrangement was for December 31, 1952, when a Mummer's Parade was going on. Modo is a mud man from Mercury. With his invasion force, Modo brings Thark, a Venusian Viper-Man, one of the Jupiter Jumping Jacks, and a Stone Man from Saturn. The police dismiss radio transmissions received until one concerning a Kipley's bank robbery and Modo's aliens heading toward the armory. The police handle both situations.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion; aliens; bank robbery; Jupiterians; Mummers; Murcurians; Saturnians; Venusians

Visits the City of Brass (Table of Contents: 6)

Time Skipper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello ?
Inks
Art Cappello ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hap Holliday; Professor Eon Tempus; Ula, Queen of Futuropolis
Synopsis
With the assistance of Professor Eon Tempus, Hap Holliday, Time Skipper, designs and builds his "Year in an Instant" yacht. In their first outing, the pair visit the year 100,001. The encounter a dry seabed with giant crab-like creatures and a giant, land-traversing octopus. shooting the octopus with his rifle, Hop rescues Ula, Queen of Futuropolis. Futuropolis has been overtaken by the reptile-people, who drove the people out. Hap returns to the day of Ula's banishment to set things right.
Reprints
Keywords
distant future; giant crabs; giant octopus; time travel

The Birth of the Moon (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Space Adventures Presents
  3. 2. The Mad-Man of Mars
    The Space Rangers
  4. 3. Invasion from the Moon
    The Space Rangers
  5. 4. Room to Live
  6. 5. Mummers from Mercury
  7. 6. Visits the City of Brass
    Time Skipper
  8. 7. The Birth of the Moon
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