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Fall 1952 (132 pgs) One-Shot book
This comic (at least this copy) consists of the contents from
He-Man #1, Hawk #3, Football Thrills #1 or 2 (I'm pretty sure though not positive), Crusader from Mars #2 (Night of Terror, Beachhead on Saturn's Ring). The back cover and ibc are missing.
The contents including ads are identical. It looks like 4 remaindered or left over comics inserted into new covers so copies may differ.
Issue: #1
Published: Fall 1952, Price: 0.25 USD, Pages: 132, Editing: Herbert W. Rogoff
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: Appears to be four comics rebound with a reprinted cover. Contents are He-Man #1, The Hawk #3, Football Thrills #2 and Crusader from Mars #2.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Explorer Joe; The Hawk; Crusader from Mars
Credits: Pencils: Norm Saunders (painting) | Inks: Norm Saunders (painting) | Colours: Norm Saunders (painting)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Explorer Joe The Hawk Crusader From Mars

Advertisement (1 page) Jim Prentice Electric Football
Featuring: The Electric Game Co.
Synopsis: Game ad.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (5 pages) The Brave Belmonte
Synopsis: Brief account of the life of bullfighter Juan Belmonte.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Willner | Inks: Ray Willner
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Juan Belmonte Mr. Cavillo Joselito

Comic Story (7 pages) Winner Give All
Synopsis: A heavyweight champion and a talented amateur fight to raise money for charity.
Credits: Pencils: Ralph Mayo | Inks: Ralph Mayo
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Tiger Ted Temple Marty Marden

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
Synopsis: Ad for Fantastic Magazine, published by Ziff-Davis.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (1 page) Horror on Horseback
Synopsis: Brief history of Attila the Hun.
Credits: Pencils: Paul Parker | Inks: Paul Parker
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Attila The Hun Vigilas

Text Story (2 pages) The Man Who Murdered an Empire
Synopsis: A short account of Lawrence of Arabia.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Thomas Lawrence

Comic Story (1 page) He-Man of a Mountain
Synopsis: Short feature about Mount Everest and the people who attempted to climb it.
Credits: Pencils: Everett Raymod Kinstler (signed) | Inks: Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Genre: Adventure

Comic Story (6 pages) We Who Are About to Die
Synopsis: Story about a Roman gladiator and his battles in the arena.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Willner | Inks: Ray Willner
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Vatinius Ursus

Comic Story (5 pages) The He-est He-Man of Them All
Synopsis: Story about Paul Bunyan and some of his accomplishments.
Credits: Pencils: Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds) | Inks: Bob Powell; Howard Nostrand (backgrounds)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Paul Bunyan Carrie McIntire (Paul's Wife)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) For It's Always Fair Weather! When Good Fellows Get Together!
Featuring: G.I. Joe
Synopsis: Ad for G. I. Joe Comics No. 17.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: War
Characters: G. I. Joe Suzy Lilith Other Soldiers

Comic Story (8 pages) Dead Man's Vengeance
Featuring: The Hawk
Synopsis: Hawk runs afoul of a group of vigilantes when he stops a lynching.
Credits: Pencils: George Olesen | Inks: George Olesen
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Hawk Jeb Morgan Catlett Hawkins

Comic Story (6 pages) Leverett's Last Stand
Featuring: The Hawk
Synopsis: The Hawk tangles with two renegade whites who lead a band of Apaches.
Credits: Pencils: George Olesen | Inks: George Olesen
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Bob Hardie (The Hawk) Charlie Leverett Mamie Temple

Comic Story (1 page) The Disappearing Mustang
Synopsis: Brief history of the wild mustang.
Credits: Script: Ed Silverman
Genre: Non-fiction Western-frontier
Characters: Unnamed Cowboys

Text Story (2 pages) Killer Venom
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Doctor Frank Stewart Matt Dickson

Comic Story (1 page) Creatures of the Western Badlands
Synopsis: Brief descriptions of some dangerous and not-so-dangerous desert animals.
Credits: Letters: Bed Oda
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Rattlesnake Gila Monster Horned Toad Armadillo Prairie Dog Road Runner

Comic Story (4 pages) Trap for a Killer
Featuring: Desert Rat
Synopsis: Dusty runs into a killer on the desert.
Credits: Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Dusty Carson Art Lane Driftin' Kid

Comic Story (2 pages) The Safe Guard
Featuring: The Little Sheriff
Synopsis: A sheriff devises a novel way to guard a bank.
Genre: Humor Western-frontier
Characters: Stumpy Bunyan

Comic Story (8 pages) Dry River Rampage
Featuring: The Hawk
Synopsis: A group of outlaws leaves the Hawk to die in the desert.
Credits: Pencils: George Olesen | Inks: George Olesen
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Bob Hardie (The Hawk) Walt Selbert Marcia Selbert Sam McGinty

Comic Story (6 pages) Casual Kazmaier of Princeton
Synopsis: The story of Dick Kazmaier and his struggle to play football at Princeton.
Credits: Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Sports
Characters: Dick Kazmaier Charley Caldwell

Comic Story (6 pages) The Texas Quarterback Alvin "Bo" McMillin
Synopsis: The story of Bo McMillin and his successes in high school and at Harvard.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Jon Smalle | Inks: Ed Jon Smalle
Genre: Sports
Characters: Alvin McMillin Chief Myers Red Weaver Red Roberts

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Dangers! - Thrills! Desert Adventure!
Featuring: The Hawk
Synopsis: Ad for The Hawk No. 2
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Western-frontier

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Action - Thrills - Suspense!
Featuring: Space Busters
Synopsis: Ad for Space Busters No. 2
Genre: Science Fiction

Text Story (2 pages) Nevers vs. Notre Dame
Synopsis: An account of the 1925 Rose Bowl Game.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Sports
Characters: Ernie Nevers Elmer Layden Jim Crowley Harry Stuhldreher Don Miller

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Interplanetary Action!
Featuring: Amazing Adventures
Synopsis: Ad for Amazing Adventures No. 6 on sale August 29.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction

Comic Story (5 pages) The Gentle Giant The Story of Bronco Nagurski
Synopsis: A summary of Nagurski's college and professional career.
Credits: Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Sports
Characters: Bronislaw Nagurski Doc Spears George Halas

Activity (1 page) Red Grange's Quarterback Quiz
Synopsis: Several sports trivia questions.
Genre: Sports

Comic Story (4 pages) Don Hutson the Alabama Antelope
Synopsis: A summary of Don Hutson's career with the Green Bay Packers.
Credits: Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Sports
Characters: Don Hutson Dixie Howell Curly Lambeau Harry Jacunski

Comic Story (5 pages) Educated Toe The Story of Charley Brickley
Synopsis: The story of field goal kicker Charlie Brickley.
Credits: Pencils: Mike Suchorsky | Inks: Mike Suchorsky
Genre: Sports
Characters: Charley Brickley Officer Casey

Activity (1 page) Red Grange's Pigskin Puzzles
Synopsis: Sports trivia questions.
Genre: Sports

Comic Story (7 pages) Night of Terror
Featuring: Crusader from Mars
Synopsis: Tarka and Zira battle a hate group named The Black Hoods.
Credits: Pencils: Marvin Stein | Inks: Marvin Stein | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Tarka Zira Albert Reiner

Comic Story (7 pages) Beachhead on Saturn's Ring
Featuring: Crusader from Mars
Synopsis: Tarka and Zira are sent to Uralia to thwart a dictator's scheme.
Credits: Script: Jerry Siegel? | Pencils: Dan Barry? | Inks: Mort Meskin
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Tarka Zira Boris Zandrozov

Comic Story (1 page) Astronomical Oddities
Synopsis: Facts about Jupiter, Venus, and Jupiter's moons.
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Article (2 pages) Meteors - Terrible Missiles from Space!
Synopsis: Definition of meteors and explanation of how much damage they can cause if they impact Earth.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Cartoon (1 page) Fun in the Future
Synopsis: Three gag panels.
Credits: Script: Vic Martin | Pencils: Vic Martin | Inks: Vic Martin | Letters: Vic Martin
Genre: Humor

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Action - Thrills - Suspense!
Featuring: Space Busters
Synopsis: Ad for Space Busters No. 2 on sale now!
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Science Fiction

Comic Story (7 pages) Prison Planet
Featuring: Space Police
Synopsis: A captain in the Space Police is sent undercover to Prison Planet to uncover a possible invasion plot.
Credits: Pencils: Marvin Stein | Inks: Marvin Stein | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Jon Barrett "One-Eye" Glimm "Rocket" Gaster Exotica

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) The Roughest - Toughest Men Who Ever Lived!
Featuring: He-Man
Synopsis: Ad for He-Man Comics #1 on sale August 29.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (5 pages) Venus or Bust
Featuring: The Space Bums
Synopsis: Two characters build a space ship in an effort to get to Venus. They don't make it.
Genre: Humor Science Fiction

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Sensational New Story by Mickey Spillane
Featuring: Fantastic
Synopsis: Ad for Fantastic Magazine/
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Inside back cover
Synopsis: Exact content unknown. This comic was indexed from a copy missing the back cover.

Advertisement (1 page) Back cover
Synopsis: Exact content unknown. Indexed from a copy that has missing back cover.

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