Climax Adventure Comic #13

Published
September 1973
Page count
52
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded Cover, 1 page

"Dead Man's Escape"

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #9 (August 1972)

Notes

First use of the Planet Comic logo for this series.

Show/hide 1. Dead Man's Escape Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Job code
A-438

Credits

Art
Joe Maneely
Editing
Stan Lee (Reprint Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventures into Terror (Marvel, 1951 series) #11 (August 1952)
This version
United States
Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #9 (August 1972)
Show/hide 2. Untitled [The Tentacles of Umbra] (Johnny Galaxy) Comic story, 7 pages

"Men on Earth had colonized Venus and had explored Mars, but beyond them lay the unknown quantities!"

Featuring

Feature
Johnny Galaxy
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Blay Navarro ?
Art
José Mª Beá [as Jos. Beá]
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas

Reprint history

Also printed
United Kingdom
Space Ace Guardian of the Universe (Atlas Publishing, 1960 series) #18 (January 1962)
The Tentacles of Umbra
 (The Tentacles of Umbra)
 
France
Super Boy (Imperia, 1949 series) #158 (October 1962)
 (Les tentacules du ciel)
 
France
Super Boy (Imperia, 1949 series) #158 (October 1962)
Les tentacules du ciel
 
France
Super Boy (Imperia, 1949 series) #292 (December 1973)
 (Les tentacules du ciel)
 
France
Tenax (Imperia, 1971 series) #97 (April 1979)
 (Les tentacules du ciel)

Synopsis

When Earth repeatedly loses contact with exploratory expeditions to Uranus, Johnny heads to the Umbriel region in his super-fast Altairian ship to investigate. He, too, is captured by metalic tentacles and drawn down to the surface. Jumping ship, he heads for the enemy's city. There, he is completely ignored, and he finds he has been made invisible by the strange luminosity on Umbrial. He uncovers a plot to create war between Earth and Ganimedes, and recaptures his ship to stop the planned attack.

Notes

This is probably the second episode of Johnny Galaxy. Johnny travels alone in this story and there is no mention of the Space Patrol organisation. Earth has limited and slow space travel. Some of the faces look like Beá may have been assisted by Fernando Fernández.

Show/hide 3. The Patient in Room 3D Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Job code
V-305

Credits

Art
Paul Reinman
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #72 (September 1961)
Also printed
United States
Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #7 (July 1971)
Show/hide 4. How Shall I Kill Thee? Let me Count the Ways (The Black Widow) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Black Widow
Genre
Superhero
Job code
660Z

Credits

Script
Gerry Conway (Plot)
Roy Thomas (Writer)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Jean Izzo
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Amazing Adventures (Marvel, 1970 series) #8 (September 1971)

Notes

Reprints the last Black Widow story from Amazing Adventures.

Show/hide 5. Dr Waverly's People Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-Suspense
Job code
D-3457

Credits

Art
Steve Ditko
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves (Charlton, 1967 series) #37 (March 1973)
Also printed
United States
Ghost Manor (Charlton, 1971 series) #44 (July 1979)
Show/hide 6. The Yellow Claw Strikes (The Yellow Claw) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 7. Don't Get Involved Comic story, 7 pages

Notes

First use of the Planet Comic logo for this series.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 2312

Entry created

  • 11/03/2005

Cover added

  • 20/05/2017

Index completed

  • 30/05/2010

Last updated

  • 20/05/2017