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Issue: #3
Published: March 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 444353.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) The Weird Void of Outer Space
Featuring: The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto
Credits: Pencils: Will Eisner | Inks: Will Eisner | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Flint Baker

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Calling All Manhunters! Can You Solve a Crime?
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bannon
Credits: Letters: ?; mostly typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Bull's-Eye Bannon

Comic Story (13 pages)
Featuring: The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto
Synopsis: Instead of returning to Earth, Mimi sets the controls to alter the course and they land on Pluto, out of fuel. Immediately, Flint is attacked by weird half-man, half-amphibian creatures and captured.
Credits: Script: Herman Bolstein [as Starr Gayza] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Powell ? | Inks: ? [shop]
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Fletcher "Flint" Baker Mimi Wilson Plutonian King (villain, Introduction) The Plutonians (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (12 pages)
Featuring: Amazona the Mighty Woman
Synopsis: Amazonia and her people, the last survivors of a super race that perished during the period of the last ice age, and who live in the far north reaches of the Arctic, are visited by the only survivor of an expedition. Wanting to return to America, a land they know nothing about, Blake soon finds himself accompanied on the trip by Amazona, who is bored with her true home.
Credits: Script: ? [as Wilson Locke] (signed) | Pencils: Alex Blum | Inks: ?; shop
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Amazona (introduction, Origin) Blake Manners (newspaperman, Explorer, Introduction, Only Appearance) Hennigan (Blake's Newspaper Editor, Introduction) Unnamed Cab Driver (introduction) Gang Of Jewel Robbers (villains, Introduction For All, Most Die)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Red Comet
Synopsis: While crusing the universe, Red Comet gets a strange message from a ruler on Jupiter, who challenges the entire solar system to battle with his forces.
Credits: Script: Ken Jackson ? [as Major Thorp] (signed) | Pencils: Ken Jackson ?; Alex Blum ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Red Comet Golo (villain, Ruler Of The Giants, Introduction) The Giants (villains, Introduction For All, Many Die)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Spurt Hammond, Planet-Flyer
Synopsis: While cruising near Mercury, Spurt's Astragraph picks up the images of a young girl being roughly seized by brutal captors, and heads to the planet to investigate. He saves Princess Zilla, and learns that her Prime Minister is turning people into monsters, seeking to conquer the world.
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Spurt Hammond Princess Zilla (introduction) Radgio (villain, Zilla's Prime Minister, Introduction, Death) Radgio's Councilmen (villains, Introduction For All) Radgio's Monsters (villains, Introduction For All, Some Die)

Text Story (2 pages) The Lizard-Men of Alpha Astra
Synopsis: Ames and Phillips visit a mystery planet and come face to face with rodent-faced Lizard Men!
Credits: Script: ? [as Lin Davies] (credited) | Pencils: ? (spot illustrations) | Inks: ? (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Dexter Ames Doctor Phillips Cara Phillips (the Doctor's Daughter) Sept Morgan (ship's Engineer) Gunner Hatch (crew Member) The Lizard Men (villains, Many Die)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
Synopsis: Sandra and Buzz report to Post 82 on the Moon, and discover that all communication with Post 83 has been cut off, so the pair go and investigate.
Credits: Script: ? [as Bob Jordan] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Lieutenant Buzz Crandall Sabdra Coran Moon Bats (villains) Lunar Land Squid (villain, Death)

Comic Story (13 pages)
Featuring: Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
Synopsis: The Chief of the Solar Force puts Captain Cole in charge of finding the space pirates that are attacking defenseless space transports.
Credits: Script: ? [as Beekman Terrill] (signed) | Pencils: Leonard Frank | Inks: Leonard Frank
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Nelson Cole Unnamed Chief Of The Solar Force Felon (villain, Space Pirate Leader, Introduction, Death?) Space Pirates (villains, Introduction For All, Many Die)

Comic Story (0 pages) The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue No. 4
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bannon
Synopsis: Bannon captures the last suspect in the murder of Tom Peerce.
Credits: Pencils: Bob Powell | Inks: Bob Powell
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Bulls-Eye Bannon Tom Peerce (mention Only, Death) Bonse (villain) Two Unnamed Criminals (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Auro Lord of Jupiter
Synopsis: A strange character approaches Auro's throne and asks him of he intends to wipe out a dragon responsible for the deaths of many of Auro's people. Soon Auro learns that this man, called the Dragon Man, is, in fact, the dragon.
Credits: Script: Herman Bolstein | Pencils: R. Louis Golden [as R. L. Golden] (signed) | Inks: R. Louis Golden [as R. L. Golden] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Auro (King Of Jupiter) Auro's Unnamed Guard The Dragon Man (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Mysteries of the Universe
Genre: Non-fiction Math and Science

Advertisement (0 pages)
Credits: Pencils: ?; photo ? | Inks: ?; photo ? | Letters: typeset

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: various | Inks: various | Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: ?; ? (photos) | Inks: ?; ? (photos) | Letters: typeset

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