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Space Detective (1951) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Space Detective (1951) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2034202025
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Stories by Walter Gibson. Art by Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, and Warren Kremer. Cover by Joe Orlando and Wally Wood. When danger threatens the Earth, wealthy Rod Hathaway and his secretary Dot change into the space-roving superheroes The Avenger and Teena. Maag the space pirate challenges The Avenger and Teena in a 3-part story written by Walter Gibson, best known as the author of The Shadows pulp adventures (under the name Maxwell Grant). Also featuring a typically great contents page illustrated by Wally Wood on the inside front cover. Plus a fun cover by legends Joe Orlando and Wally Wood, and a backup story featuring Lucky Dale, Girl Detective. Bandits of the Starways!; Opium Smugglers of Venus; Trail to the Asteroid Hideout; Something for the Kids; Lucky Dale: Terror in the Night; Officer Skelly: No Loitering. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Space Detective (1951) 2

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    Art by Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, and Henry C. Kiefer. Cover by Joe Orlando and Wally Wood. When danger threatens the Earth, wealthy Rod Hathaway and his secretary Dot change into the space-roving superheroes The Avenger and Teena. While pursuing the space slave-ring of the Gargoyle, The Avenger and Teena encounter the beautiful but bewinged Bat Women of Mercury and other menaces. In the backup story, the Shadow Squad is a special unit of the NYPD investigating future crimes in the far-off year 2000. Also featuring a typically great contents page illustrated by Wally Wood on the inside front cover. Plus another fun cover by legends Joe Orlando and Wally Wood, and a backup story featuring the Shadow Squad. Slave Ship of Saturn; Batwomen of Mercury!; The Metal Murderers of Mars!; Tales from the Shadow Squad: The Case of the Sub-Sea Bandits. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Space Detective (1951) 3
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2138928019
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch. Near full length spine split (taped). Cover detached. Oxidation.

    Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. When danger threatens the Earth, wealthy Rod Hathaway and his secretary Dot change into the space-roving superheroes The Avenger and Teena. As part of their latest adventure, Teena does a fire dance; Teenas space-pearls draw the attention of The Chameleon and his accomplices, a Mole Woman and a Neptunian pearl diver. In the backup story, robot workers revolt against a mining colony and the tyrant who runs it. Plus a bizarre cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Pearl Ship of Death; Sea Nymphs of Neptune; Mole Woman of Jupiter; Say 'Hello' For Me!; Revolt of the Robots! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Space Detective (1951) 4

    Art by Gene Fawcette and Gerald McCann. Cover by Gene Fawcette. When danger threatens the Earth, wealthy Rod Hathaway and his secretary Dot change into the space-roving superheroes The Avenger and Teena. Teena and Rod battle the Wasp Women on Jupiters moon Ganymede; Skull-men from space seize the luxury spaceliner Star Queen; The Beast-Man seizes control of the Flame Women, who live on a planet called Vulcan. Also featuring an impressive contents page illustrated by Gene Fawcette on the inside front cover. Space Ship of the Dead; Attack of the Wasp Woman; Flame Woman of Vulcan; Space Thief; Welcome Home; Cargo from Mars. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.