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December 1939 Vol. 2, Number 12
Paul Gustavson Fantom of the Fair Cover
2nd page short Bio of Malcolm Kildale
Fantom of the Fair - Paul Gustavson
Daredevil Barry Fine - Tarpe Mills
Space Patrol (1st) - Basil Wolverton
Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire - Carl Pfeufer and Bob Moore (?)
Jon Linton Flyer Scientist Adventurer - Harry Francis Campbell
Speed Centaur - Malcomlm Kildale
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20-February-2011 5:51 pm
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: was this the real 1st appearance of Spider-Man?
22-February-2011 5:20 pm
Username: SCOTT
Comment: Thank you very much Rangerhouse, love this ultra-rare Wolverton Sci-Fi. By the way I think it is a depiction of Spiderman as he grows much older & becomes bitter and disillusioned with his ever-mutating spider-like characteristics.

Volume: #2, Issue: #12
Published: December 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Color Interior 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 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 435647.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Fantom Of The Fair (also Inset) "Speed" Centaur (inset)

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) Meet the Artist Who Draws "Speed Centaur"
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Biography
Characters: Malcolm Kildale Amazing Man [John Aman]

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (0 pages)
Featuring: Amazing Man
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Amazing Man [John Aman]

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: Jane's cousin has his eyes set on total control over a steel mill and makes Jane look bad by disrupting work in the mill in order to slow down production and gain control.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Fantom Of The Fair Mike (factory Worker) Jane Benton (steel Mill Owner) Rusty (disgruntled Factory Worker) George (villain, Jane's Cousin)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Daredevil Barry Finn
Synopsis: Having been spurned by Joan, Barry and Frogga leave on a luxury cruise to Hawaii to get their minds off the lady, unaware that Dorian is also going through bad emotions over Barry as well. Meanwhile, Dacia and General Kyota plan to ship a highly corrosive acid (mixed with oil) to where the U.S. Pacific Fleet is stationed, intent on destroying it.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Barry Finn Frogga Dr. Allam West Dorian West Sulla (villain, Zaroff's Assistant) Dacia Zaroff (villain, Zaroff's Daughter) General Kyota (villain)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Space Patrol
Synopsis: Nick Nelson and Kodi pursue "notorious space bandit" Owen Kosterman to the jungles of Venus, and encounter a couple of couple of cannibalistic spider men.
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Nick Nelson (Space Patrol Member, Introduction) Kodi (Nick's Martian Assistant, Introduction) Owen Kosterman (villain, Space Bandit, Introduction, Death) The Spider Men (villains, All Die)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Hidden Empire (Part 4)
Featuring: Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire
Synopsis: An uneasy truce is in place after Queen Dagmar is ousted as leader of the Marsh Kingdom, but that doesn't stop her from aligning herself with Kul of Fens to get her retribution.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Don Dixon Dr. Lugoff (ruler Of All The Swampland Below The Water) Princess Wanda Queen Tania King Taal Queen Dagmar (villain) Kul Of Fens (villain, Ruler Of All The Swampland Above The Water) The Marsh Men (villains)

Text Article (2 pages)
Featuring: Looking Over Your Magazines
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: Jon and Burke set off to thwart the plan of madman Satan Rex, who seeks to destroy the Earth by throwing it off its orbit, and into the path of the Sun.
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Jon Linton (scientist) Dr. Kane (Don's Teacher) Lisa Kane Timothy Burke (head Of International Secret Service) Eric Von Hochwalt (physicist, Mention Only) Satan Rex (villain, Master Of The City Of The Mists) Lak Dahl (villain, Aide To Satan Rex, Acting As A Traitor)

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: Stranger than Fiction!
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Daniel Webster Pig-Face Wamba Philip Fowler Gussie Merz Catherine Hood King George V (also Wife And Son)

Comic Story (9 pages)
Featuring: Speed Centaur
Synopsis: After mopping up crime in the "City of Rackets," Speed decides to take a well deserved vacation. With Reel, he explores a cave beyond the one he uses as a base of operations and which carries them back in time. As they travel down a road, they are challenged to do battle with Ten Knights of Doom.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Speed Centaur Reel McCoy Prince John Of Avon The Ten Knights Of Doom (villains) Prince John's Uncle (villain, Mention Only)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Adam the Atom-Smasher
Synopsis: A scientist invents a super atom bombarder which can harness the energy of 10,000,000,000,000,000 atoms per second and will cause the Earth to spin around 1400 times faster, causing one day to pass every minute. The ignoramus the scientist is explaining this to doesn't really understand the concept but wonders what effect the device will have on people.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Adam [Smasher] On-looker

Advertisement (1 page) Act Now On This Bargain Offer.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset

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