Space Adventures #1

Published
July 1955
Page count
24
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
John L. Curtis , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Cover artist identity suggested by Jeff Battista. The images is a composite of two paenls from the story 'Interplanetary Safari'.

Show/hide 1. Interplanetary Safari Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Ron Adams; Halliday; Carol Halliday; Hugo Parsons; Hendricks

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Bill Molno, penciller [signed]
 
Dick Giordano, inker [signed]
 
Bill Molno, penciller [signed]
 
Dick Giordano, inker [signed]
Text
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
 
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
Editing
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor
 
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Space Adventures (Charlton, 1952 series) #11 (May-June 1954)
Interplanetary Safari!

Synopsis

Ron Adams, Interplanetary "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Explorer, demands a half-million dollars to build a spaceship and go to the planet Xarto. There he hopes to capture a giant, carnivorous plant that is worth a great deal of money. Halliday gives Adams the money on the condition that the financier's daughter, Carol Halliday, be permitted to go along. Hugo Parsons goes with to keep Carol in line. When her independent nature finds her in the clutches of the plant-monster, it's up to Adams to save her.

Show/hide 2. You Are the Jury Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Ogu

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed]
 
Steve Ditko, line art [signed]
Text
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
 
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
Editing
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor
 
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Space Adventures (Charlton, 1952 series) #11 (May-June 1954)
You Are the Jury

Synopsis

Ogu is an alien assigned a guard post in space. He notes a small planet, Earth in actuality, and goes there to investigate. He runs across a circus. The circus performers try to shark him in a poker game, but Ugo beats them at a "sky's the limit" hand and takes the sky with him. Realizing the people needed the oxygen to survive, he attempts to return the sky. He is arrested for abandoning his post and brought to trial before he can do so. He tries to convince his prosecutors to permit him to return the sky.

Show/hide 3. The Monsters of Kalypso Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Frank Frollo, line art
 
Frank Frollo, line art
Text
, letterer
 
, letterer
Editing
Al Fago, original Editor [as Alfred Fago]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor
 
Al Fago, original Editor [as Alfred Fago]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Space Adventures (Charlton, 1952 series) #4 (January 1953)
The Monsters of Kalypso
Also printed
Australia
Planet Series 3 (Murray, 1980 series) #11 ([November 1980?]) —Space Adventures
The Monsters of Kalypso
 (Charlton)
Show/hide 4. Legions of Atlantis Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Captain Small; Huey; Robert Crane; Lor-Shim; Fen-Ac; Ssil-Il; Shar-La; Valyon

Credits

Writing
, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
Sy Moskowitz, line art [signed]
 
Sy Moskowitz, line art [signed]
Text
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
 
Charlotte Jetter , letterer
Editing
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor
 
Al Fago, original editor [credited as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
 
Walter Gibson, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Space Adventures (Charlton, 1952 series) #11 (May-June 1954)
Legions of Atlantis

Synopsis

The Navy submarine R-93 dives. Something goes wrong and it goes too deep. Captain Small, Huey, and Robert Crane are rescued by fishmen from the city of Atlantis. The fishmen are Lor-Shim, Ssil-Il, and Fen-Ac. Shar-La is queen of the domed city of Atlantis. She explains to Robert that the Atlanteans are faced with extinction due to the cooling of the ocean. The crew help the Atlantians with their non-functioning technology by hooking up the nuclear submarine's atomic engines. They get the city running again. Shar-La plans to marry Crane, but Elder Valyon starts a revolt against the pairing.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 78953

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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