Mystery in Space #8

DC Comics

United States

Published
June-July 1952
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9682

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, editor [attributed] (actual)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Who Will Be the Future Masters of Earth? Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bob Oksner , penciller
 
Bernard Sachs , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

Per Art Lortie from GCD-Chat discussion list (10 September 2015) that the head of the alien bears a striking resemblance to the alien on the cover of Fantasy Times (James V. Taurasi and Raymond Van Houten, 1941 series) #74 (1 February 1949) drawn by Herman von Tokken, known as Tok.

Show/hide 1. Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" (Superman) Public service announcement, 1 page

"Say, Mr. Stanton, I hear Superman's going to speak for our hospital fund drive!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Advocacy; superhero
Characters
Mr. Stanton; Superman

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

The inside front cover PSA is produced in sequential-arts comics format.

Show/hide 2. It's a Woman's World! Comic story, 7.67 pages

"Getting used to electro-blasts is worse than Venusian torture!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Greg Dexter; Martha Thawn; Nora; Captain Stella Wyle

Credits

Writing
John Broome, scripter [credited]
Art
Bob Oksner, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([July 1960?])
It's a Woman's World!
 
United States
From Beyond the Unknown (DC, 1969 series) #11 (June-July 1971)
It's a Woman's World!
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
It's a Woman's World
From GCD
from Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #8 (June-July 1952)

Synopsis

Greg Dexter lives in a time when women were in charge and men were fit only for housework. He battles to become the first Rocket Cadet and heroically saves a mission to stop the wandering planet Thebor.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Wildroot Cream-Oil) Comics-form advertising, 0.33 pages

"Little dandruff, heh? Better try Wildroot Cream-Oil!"

Featuring

Feature
Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Advertisement featuring two cartoon panels.

Show/hide 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

"Ted Williams champion big league slugger"

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties
Genre
Sports
Characters
Ted Williams

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Untitled (Dubble Bubble Gum) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"Boy! He's excited!"

Featuring

Feature
Dubble Bubble Gum
Genre
Children

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ray Thompson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Double Bubble gum ad

Show/hide 6. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

Includes a plug for A Date with Judy on ABC.

Show/hide 7. Earth-- The Forbidden Planet! Comic story, 7.67 pages

"I was warned never to land on the planet Earth!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #148 (January 1963)
Earth- The Forbidden Planet

Synopsis

Rand Tal, an archaeologist from the planet Slann, accidentally lands on Earth, which has been forbidden to all space explorers for some unknown reason.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Out of This World; Necco) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

"With powerful telescopes we can see yellow clouds on the planet Mars."

Featuring

Feature
Out of This World; Necco

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

"My car! Stop thief!"

Featuring

Feature
Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

PF Flyer ad

Show/hide 10. The Rotation of Stars Activity, 1 page

"Set the shutter of your camera for a time exposure..."

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Mort Drucker, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #23 (March 1958)
The Rotation of Stars

Notes

Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 11. Venus? (What Do You Know About) Activity, 2 pages

"Below are 15 astronomical "facts" about the planet Venus."

Featuring

Feature
What Do You Know About
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Raymond Perry, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Two pages of trivia quiz questions about Venus.

Show/hide 12. Lives of a Rocket Lancer! (Knights of the Galaxy) Comic story, 7.67 pages

"For King Arthur and Merrie England!"

Featuring

Feature
Knights of the Galaxy
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Knights of the Galaxy [Lyle; Ora; Commander Artho]; Zal-Du

Credits

Writing
Robert Kanigher, scripter [credited]
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Sy Barry, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([June 1960?])
Lives of a Rocket Lancer
 
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #85 (November-December 1970)
Lives of a Rocket Lancer!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Superboy Comic (Murray, 1976 series) #97 ([January 1976?])
Lives of a Rocket Lancer

Synopsis

The thirtieth-century Knights of the Galaxy are replaced by their sixth-century counterparts from King Arthur's Camelot, who must fight sn armada of space brigands under the command of Zal-Du.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Can you imagine Batman and Superman together?"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Characters
Superman; Batman

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Ad for Superman #76, the first full story teaming Superman and Batman.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 15. Meteor Menace in Space... Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

Credits

Writing
Mort Drucker, scripter
Art
Mort Drucker, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Mort Drucker, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #8 (January-February 1958)
 
Miracle Man (Thorpe & Porter, 1965 series) #9

Notes

Writer and art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Action Comics; House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The oldest symbol in comics..."

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics; House of Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

"257 air rifles given plus 4 free trips to my Red Ryder Ranch!"

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles
Characters
Red Ryder

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Harman, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Some information provided by Arthur Lortie. On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33078

Entry created

  • 08/08/2007

Cover added

  • 05/12/2021

Index completed

  • 05/12/2021

Last updated

  • 05/12/2021