(September 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)

Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors
?

Reprints

Talk About Speed (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Operation Pluto (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex Clive and His Space Officers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing; Wix; Gurkus; Queen Anyana
Synopsis
Queen Anyana is leader of the country of Delonia on the planet Pluto. Two space traders, Wix and Gurkus, have taken over Delonia. The Space Rangers, including Rex Clive and Speed Lansing, are sent with their scoutcrafts in the cargo hold of a massive ship called the Solario, it is threatened by Wix, the self-proclaimed ruler of Pluto. Wix blows up the Solario, unleashing the Space Rangers on the would-be despot's ragtag group of spacecraft. The Space Rangers handily destroy Wix's fleet. Things work out as well for Gurkus as the failed Wix. Rex and Speed are welcomed to Pluto by Queen Anyana.
Reprints

Trouble on Phobos (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Officers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Speed Lansing; Bob Barry; Captain Norgo
Synopsis
Captain Norgo is attempting to smuggle a powerful alcohol called Fluvia to Mercury, where Fluvia is illegal. Space Rangers Barry and Jones investigate his ship, but are locked in the cargo hold. They dump Fluvia from the cargo into the ship's engines. The Fluvia causes the ship to veer from course. It is then intercepted by Adjutant Lansing.

The Graveyard of the Sky (Table of Contents: 4)

Rex Clive / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tyranno; Fodor; Rex Clive; Stella Dawn
Synopsis
Tyranno, with his assistant Fodor, operates a plan to take over the governorship of the planetary system from one of Jupiter's moons, Ganymede. To do so, he uses radar to trick the Staritania to Jupiter. Rex Clive concocts a means by which the Star Rangers can escape Jupiter's heavy gravity with the Staritania. The Space Rangers permanently subdue Tyranno when they blow up his spacecraft.

Indexer Notes

has a double page spread [Lou Mougin]

Down to Earth (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Revolt of the Robots (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jak Barv; Maida Barv; Greg Dant
Synopsis
Newlyweds Jak and Maida Barv go to Decima, the tenth moon of Jupiter, to run an iron mine. They are alone except for the robot labor force. Jak's assistant, Greg Dant, left before they arrived. A robot tries to kidnap Maida, forcing Jak to attempt to fight it off. The robots get belligerent. Jak must fight for them. Jak hears Maida cry for help as she is kidnapped by a robot. He runs to save her. Throwing a large boulder at a robot, Jak finds out that Greg Dant is disguised in the robot skin. He controlled the robots by shortwave. Dant had found gold and attempted to get rid of the Marvs.
Keywords
Decima; Jupiter; robots; space mine

The Smugglers of Callisto (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commodore Rex Clive; Adjutant Speed Lansing; Bob Barry; Jim Jones; Captain Cypol; Soq; Kara-Soq's daughter
Synopsis
The Space Rangers run across a scheme by Soq to steal methane shipments from Jupiter. The unmanned cargo craft seemingly explode in the asteroid belt, yet Soq and his daughter Kara are behind it.

The Land of Perpetual Light (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Talk About Speed
  3. 2. Operation Pluto
    Rex Clive and His Space Officers
  4. 3. Trouble on Phobos
    Space Officers
  5. 4. The Graveyard of the Sky
    Rex Clive
  6. 5. Down to Earth
  7. 6. Revolt of the Robots
  8. 7. The Smugglers of Callisto
    The Space Officers
  9. 8. The Land of Perpetual Light
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