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Issue Details

Issue #78
Published August-September 1963
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing George Kashdan

Cover Details - "The Army of Enemy Space Rangers!"

Characters Space Ranger; Dr. Elektro
Genre science fiction; superhero
Pencils Bob Brown
Inks Bob Brown
Letters Ira Schnapp
Reprinted in Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon & Schuster, 1980 series) #[nn]

7 page story "The Siren of Space"

Synopsis Space pilot Harlow Jones is sent to investigate a planetoid where a beautiful girl forces spaceships to crash, like the mythical sirens.
Genre science fiction
Pencils George Roussos
Inks George Roussos

Half page Superman promo (ad from the publisher) "Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman!"

Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks George Klein ?
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes House ad for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #7 (Summer 1963)

Half page Batman and Robin promo (ad from the publisher) "The Strange Lives of Batman and Robin"

Genre superhero
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff; Dick Sprang
Inks Charles Paris; Stan Kaye
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes House ad for Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963)

7 page Spaceman-at-Work story "The Space Mechanic"

Characters Thorpe; Wharton Wheeler
Synopsis Spaceship mechanic Thorpe finds himself in various dangerous situations trying to help his clients with their specific needs.
Genre science fiction
Script Jack Miller ?
Pencils Howard Sherman
Inks Howard Sherman
Notes writer identification by Bob Hughes

Half page Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane promo (ad from the publisher) "See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane..."

Genre superhero
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes House ad for Lois Lane Annual (DC, 1962 series) #2 (Summer 1963)

1 page text article "Mystery of the Cosmic Rays"

Genre fact
Letters typeset

8 page Space Ranger story "The Army of Enemy Space Rangers"

Characters Space Ranger; Cryll; Dr. Elektro; Dr. Ghoruj; Professor Neflubo
Synopsis Dr. Elektro seems to have reformed after his release from prison, but Space Ranger and Cryll discover that his new scientific discoveries are stolen and that he plans to create an army of destructive duplicates of Space Ranger.
Genre science fiction; superhero
Script Arnold Drake ?
Pencils Phil Kelsey
Inks Phil Kelsey
Notes writer identification by Bob Hughes