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Issue: #8
Published: September 1953, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Alfred Fago; Walter Gibson (assistant)
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Silver Age U.S Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Only editor listed in the indicia is Alfred Fago. Gene Reed 12/13/2010
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Dick Giordano (signed) | Inks: Dick Giordano (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Jason Casan Clio Doctor Artuk

Comic Story (8 pages) All for Love
Synopsis: Jason Casan is rescued from his wrecked spaceship when it crash lands on an asteroid named Vulca. His rescuers are the aged Doctor Artuk and the young and beautiful blonde woman named Clio. Clio nurses Jason back to health. Jason and Clio fall in love. Jason cannot repair his ship, and there isn't enough fuel on Vulca to return to Earth. Jason tries to tell Doctor Artuk about the affair. Clio cleaves the doctor's scalp with an axe. Jason escapes with Clio in a small rocket used to send prisoners to Vulca. Her wax skin melts due to the high temperature in the rocket, revealing she is a robot.
Credits: Script: Carl Memling | Pencils: Dick Giordano (signed) | Inks: Art Cappello (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Jason Casan Doctor Artuk Clio

Comic Story (7 pages) Pet Hate
Synopsis: A group of settlers land on the planet Pharisee. They encounter a large predator dubbed a piranosaur attacking a small, cute creature. The expedition leader calls it a winky due to its rapid eye blinking. The colonists attach to their winkies as pets. When the leader's son is killed by a piranosaur, the colonists wipe out the dinosaur-like creatures. This is a mistake as the piranosaurs controlled the winky population. Without any natural predators, the winkies promulgate at an astounding rate and become carnivorous. They wipe out the colonists.
Credits: Pencils: Stan Campbell (signed) | Inks: Stan Campbell (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Tom Smith

Text Story (2 pages) World without Children
Credits: Pencils: Dick Giordano (illustration) | Inks: Dick Giordano (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction

Comic Story (7 pages) The Cycle of Death
Synopsis: Peter Fresno and Hugh Mason explore a desolate city on Mars. They discover a museum and a statue. The statue informs them by telepathy that the Martians were wiped out by a deadly red dust. Peter knocks out Mason to use the Martian technology to become artificially evolved. He plans to become the dictator of Earth. He sends Mason as his envoy to deliver his three month ultimatum. Mason leads a newly-created space navy to defeat Fresno. Fresno sends a fleet of robot manned ships to counter the attack.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Frollo | Inks: John Belfi | Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Peter Fresno Hugh Mason Linda

Comic Story (1 page) First Contact
Synopsis: Foodie Somak and his friends are taken aboard a spacecraft by aliens called the Denebians. The extra-terrestrials can't survive in the atmosphere. Instead they take the trio along with them to their planet, saying they intend no harm. The three captives are fed lavishly. Soon, they are at a lavish dinner as the main course for the Denebians. Food connoisseur Xarl-Larloc enjoys the rare repast with a fellow Denebian named Zort.
Credits: Pencils: Tony Tallarico (signed) | Inks: Tony Tallarico (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Carl Somak Walter Trask Henry Stevens Xarl-Larloc Zort

Comic Story (6 pages) Flower from Pharaoh
Synopsis: World War V has ended. The people of Earth-2 in a solar system where they fled to escape the dying sun now face overpopulation. A space station is built. Dr. Flyk returns with a flower from the planet Pharaoh. The botanist Marcus, his wife Julia and their son Noah into the laboratory. They study the plant's survival on Pharaoh. The plant sprouts tentacles and tries to kill Noah. Marcus kills it. Commander Flyk demands the experiments continue. Marcus and Julia are killed by the plant. The plant grows, forcing the station to be abandoned. The plant goes with them to thrive on Earth-2.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Frollo | Inks: Vince Alascia ?
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Dr. Jon Flyk Marcus Julia Noah Marek

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