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From the JVJ Collection,
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Fiche fills from Rolster.
Issue: #4
Published: April 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Malcolm Reiss (editor); Will Eisner [as 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 in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B Periodical. Copyright number B 448363.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Slave Planet; Space Islands of Destruction
Featuring: Flint Baker
Credits: Pencils: Charles Sultan | Inks: Charles Sultan | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Flint Baker

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bannon
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Bull's-Eye Bannon

Comic Story (11 pages) Slave Planet
Featuring: Flint Baker
Synopsis: On their way back to Earth, Flint and Mimi are attacked by a space monster as they pass the planet Jupiter, and when others threaten,the crew decides to land on Jupiter. There they face the threat of the Great Eye, the Great Ear and the Great Mouth.
Credits: Script: Herman Bolstein [as Starr Gayza] (signed) | Pencils: Arthur Peddy | Inks: Arthur Peddy; Will Eisner ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Fletcher "Flint" Baker Mimi Wilson Parks (crew Member) The Great Eye (villain, Introduction, Death?) The Great Ear (villain, Introduction) The Great Mouth (villain, Introduction) Space Monsters (villains, Creatures, Some Die)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Auro Lord of Jupiter
Synopsis: The people inhabiting Auro's planet gather to watch a strange space ship hurtling from space and landing in a lake. When Auro investigates, he discovers the ship contains a young Prince of Saturn who was shot into space by his madman uncle.
Credits: Script: Herman Bolstein [as Nick Charles (byline)] | Pencils: Bob Powell; Sid Greene ? | Inks: Bob Powell
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Auro [also As Thogra] Jano (Prince Of Saturn, Introduction) Thogra (villain, Jano's Uncle, A Saturnian, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: The Red Comet
Synopsis: While cruising in outer space, the Comet spots an Earth ship heading directly toward Vegeto, the Planet of Deadly Plants. He decides to follow them down and saves them before the planet's vegetation destroys them.
Credits: Script: Ken Jackson [as Arthur King (byline)] | Pencils: Alex Blum ?; Dan Zolnerowich ? | Inks: Dan Zolnerowich ?; ? [shop]
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: The Red Comet Unnamed Earth Explorers

Comic Story (13 pages)
Featuring: Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
Synopsis: As Captain Cole is being recognized as guest of honor at the Third Centenary of the Solar Police Force, a death ray strikes and kills a number of dancers. Cole investigates the ray and discovers that his enemy, Felon, is behind it. Cole follows his foe to Earth, where Felon is offering his services to aggressor nations.
Credits: Script: ? [as Beekman Terrill (byline)] | Pencils: Charles Sultan | Inks: Charles Sultan
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Nelson Cole Felon (villain)

Text Story (2 pages) Mist Men of Mercury
Synopsis: Kirk was spinning out of control through space after escaping from a concentration camp on Earth, being placed there by a mad dictator who was going to execute him for a crime he never committed. He lands on Mercury by chance and discovers the eerie Mist Men.
Credits: Script: ? [as Arnot Bissel] (credited) | Pencils: Gene Fawcette ? (spot illustrations) | Inks: ? (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Kirk Hoffer (scientist) The Mist Men

Comic Story (7 pages) Space Islands of Destruction
Featuring: Spurt Hammond, Planet Flyer
Synopsis: Spurt is sent to Mercury to battle the dreaded beaked men who wear detachable bat wings and have been attacking the commerce routes and taking hostages for ransom.
Credits: Script: ? [as Wm. S. Mott (byline)] | Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Spurt Hammond Janice Dale (introduction) Mercurian Pirates (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
Synopsis: Dr. Curan brings desperate news from the Earth to Lt. Crandall that the Moon is going to explode due to the build-up of hydrogen gas at its core. Unfortunately for them, one of the passengers invited along for the trip, Dr. Zynnon, has an intense hatred for mankind and seeks to destroy them.
Credits: Script: ? [as Bob Jordan (byline)]
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Lieutenant Buzz Crandall Doctor Curan [aka Curran] Sandra Curan (the Doctor's Daughter) Dr. Zynnon (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Kenny Carr of the Martian Lancers
Synopsis: The colonel and Dwight scheme to get Kenny to re-enlist. Unknown to them, their phony plot turns out to be real, and Carr re-ups to help repel the invaders.
Credits: Script: ? [as Stan Ford (byline)] | Pencils: Larry Antonette ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Kenny Carr (introduction) Dwight (Carr's Service Buddy) Unnamed Colonel Enemy Soldiers (villains, Half Die)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Gale Allen of the Women's Space Battalion
Synopsis: North receives an urgent SOS from a scouting party, stating that they have been captured by pirates from Pluto. North asks the commandant for help and Gale Allen and her Women's Space Battalion arrive to help out, much to his disdain.
Credits: Script: ? [as Fred Nelson (byline)] | Pencils: Ray Burnley ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Gale Allen And The Women's Space Battalion (introduction For All) Captain Jack North (Universal Space Patrol Member, Introduction) The Plutonians (villains, Introduction For All, Some Die)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Space Facts
Credits: Script: ? [by Lunar] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction Math and Science

Comic Story (0 pages) Case 2....File-A....Clue 4
Featuring: The Case of the Frightened Killer
Credits: Pencils: Bob Powell | Inks: Bob Powell
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Bull's-Eye Bannon Nora Earl (Dean's Daughter-in-law) Clarence Dean (Earl's Younger Son) Miss Kane (a Nurse)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Strongest Man in the Universe
Featuring: Jim Giant, the Strongest Man in the Universe
Synopsis: Giant must face fierce men from the North Pole who travel in strange sleds that can reach speeds of 100 mph and are armed with ray guns.
Credits: Script: ? [as Ned Small (byline)] | Pencils: Alex Blum ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Jim Giant (introduction) An Unnamed Dictator To Be (villain, Introduction)

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

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

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