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Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 1
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1301915013
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. Captain Buck Vinson and his tough-guy commandos storm a Communist beach after their atomic sub is sunk. Buck and Jim capture a Communist general on Galapagos (!), but now they must get him back to friendly territory. Shot down over China, pilot Jerry catches a ride with a USO troupe. Operation Wolverine; Commandos Blitz a Red Invasion; Underground Action; Zero Hour Ahead; Private Thistlewait: Perfect Fit; Dangerous Flight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 2
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Miscut.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.
    • Interior is complete. Cover detached. 4" cumulative spine split. Water damage. Staple rust with migration.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. American soldiers face the ultimate 1950s threat: flying saucers flown by Communists. Tony battles the underground kingdom of Sub-Earth when their forces steal America's vital radium supplies. Lt. Robbins thinks he's been given a soft assignment with the photo reconnaissance unit, but he's soon to learn that it's just as dangerous as flying sorties. A Double-Cross in Disguise; Yellow Peril in the Skies; Landing Under Fire; Science Assaults the Death Sphere; Camera Daredevils. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 3
    • Water damage. Cover detached.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Highest graded copy.
    • Label #17-2FA7A46-001
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. Flash Gordon-like Craig battles a mad scientist who has stolen the formula for an "electron" that can destroy cities. Captain Buck Vinson leads an assault on a Soviet-held uranium mine in the Congo. MacAvoy and his bomb-disposal team look for unexploded ordnance in the Korean combat zone. Intrigues of the Planet Smasher; Three Rocketeers; Assault on Target UR-238; Have You Heard This One?; Rescue Under Fire; Operation Bomb Disposal. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 4
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #3712147013
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Cover by Doug Wildey. Stories and art by Howard Larsen and others. Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. "Security patrolman" Frank must prevent escaped Nazi war criminals from detonating an atomic bomb in Washington. Captain Buck Vinson and his team lead an atomic-rocket assault on the Soviet "iceberg forts" of the frozen North Atlantic. Modern-day Marines Dawes and Gannon are fighting the Civil War all over again. Impressively detailed cover by Doug Wildey. X-40s Defy the Frozen Army; Pickett Rides Again; Peril on the Potomac; Lighter Side; Replacement. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 5
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust.

    Stories and art by Ben Brown, Lew Gantz and Bob Bean. Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. Future astronauts turn a deadly "space moss" into a weapon against their alien captors. Captain Buck Vinson and his team take an experimental tank-like "crawler" on a mission to free captive scientists from an enemy munitions lab. Pioneering space explorers discover an alien plan to invade Earth with zombies. Buck Vinson: The Deadly Crawler; The Hungry Moss; Gag-Bag; Sky Diver; Cautious Hero. Final issue of the series; St. John revived the title five years later. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.