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Rocket Comics (1940) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Rocket Comics (1940) 1

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    Cover by Ed Kressy and Norman Fallon. Stories and art by Emile C. Schurmacher, Ed Kressy, Norman Fallon and Jack Alderman. An early science fiction comic book from publisher Hillman, featuring Rocket Riley, the Phantom Ranger and other embryonic superheroes. Rocket Riley tries to keep Professor Sterling's atomic rocket from falling into enemy hands, and is captured by the Octopus Men from space. The Phantom Ranger rides for justice in the Old West, like that other famous masked Ranger. Lt. Dick Jones must rescue Jane Wells, daughter of the governor of Monongo, after she is abducted by the modern-day pirate called The Steel Shark. Rocket Riley: The Runaway Rocket; Hurricane Hart: Treasure of Death; Red Roberts; The Phantom Ranger; The Steel Shark; Facts You May Not Know; Buzzard Barnes: Hell in the Heavens; Lefty Larsen: Traitors Must Die. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Rocket Comics (1940) 2

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    Cover by Ed Kressy and Norman Fallon. Stories and art by Emile C. Schurmacher, Ed Kressy, Norman Fallon and Jack Alderman. An early science fiction comic book from publisher Hillman, featuring Rocket Riley, the Phantom Ranger and other embryonic superheroes. The King of Saturn forces Professor Sterling to build a fleet of rocket ships, and throws Rocket Riley in the dungeon to battle the pythocra. Lt. Jones catches up with the Steel Shark, and learns about his high-tech pirate submarine. Disfigured genius Robert Larson becomes Defender after he creates a face-changing mask to fight crime, similar to the later movie hero Darkman. Rocket Riley: The Runaway Rocket, Part 2; Hurricane Hart: Pearls of Death; Red Roberts; The Phantom Ranger: Within the Law; The Steel Shark; Buzzard Barnes; Defender: The Man with a Thousand Faces; Spike Williamson and His Sky Fighters: Handcuffed to Death. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Rocket Comics (1940) 3

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    Cover by Ed Kressy and Norman Fallon. Stories and art by Emile C. Schurmacher, Ed Kressy, Norman Fallon and Jack Alderman. An early science fiction comic book from publisher Hillman, featuring Rocket Riley, the Phantom Ranger and other embryonic superheroes. Rocket Riley frees Griselda and Professor Sterling from the Saturn men, but before they can escape, they must defeat the Shark Men. Red Roberts gains power over electricity to become the crimefighter Electro Man. Face-changing hero Defender tackles auto thieves. Rocket Riley: The Runaway Rocket, Part 3; Hurricane Hart: Pirate Plunder; The Defender; Red Roberts, the Electro Man: The Dawson Kidnapping; Heroes of Our Youth: Daniel Boone; The Steel Shark; The Treasure of the Don!; Buzzard Barnes; The Phantom Ranger. Final issue of the series. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.