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Issue Details

Issue #36
Published May 1945
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Paul Payne

Cover Details - "Colossus of the Blood-Moon"

Characters Gale Allen
Genre science fiction
Pencils Joe Doolin
Inks Joe Doolin

12 page The Lost World story "Too long have Hunt Bowman and Lyssa wandered..."

Characters Bruce (intro; brain transplanted to a Voltaman's body); Bonnie (intro); Robin (intro); Villains: Voltamen (1st story in which they use Latin syntax speak); Prince Guth (intro; death; body used as receptacle for Bruce's brain)
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Thornecliffe Herrick]
Pencils Lily Renee?; ?
Inks Graham Ingels?; ?
Notes The art here is reminiscent of both Renee and Ingels but is not clearly by either of them.

10 page Mysta of the Moon story "And why does Mars laugh? Did not the..."

Characters Mysta of the Moon; Mysta's robot (intro); Mars, God of War (cameo); Villains: Superbrain (intro; death); Bela (intro)
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils Joe Doolin
Inks Joe Doolin
Notes Despite this being a continuation/revamping of the Mars strip, the cover blurb still reads "Mars God of War."

8 page Gale Allen story Colossus of the Blood-Moon ["From the diary of Gale Allen: Until our..."]

Characters Gale Allen; Villains: Colossus (intro; death); two brothers (intro; death)
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks Fran Hopper (signed)
Notes The story title is taken from the cover blurb.
Reprinted in Thrilling Planet Tales (AC, 1991 series) #nn [reprinted in black & white]

3 page text story "Doorway To Destruction"

Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Garold S. Hatfield]
Pencils Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks Fran Hopper (signed)
Letters typeset

8 page Star Pirate story "What's that--? Red light flashing!"

Characters Star Pirate; Blackbeard (intro; appears in most stories from now on); Villains: A lady pirate and her band (intro for all)
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Len Dodson]
Pencils Murphy Anderson
Inks Murphy Anderson

8 page Space Rangers story "Dust clouds swirled through the ether waves, Earthward..."

Characters The Space Rangers [Flint Baker; Reef Ryan]; Villains: Grada (intro; death); Zru (intro; death); other aliens (intro; death)
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Huxley Haldane]
Pencils Lee Elias (signed)
Inks Lee Elias (signed)