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Planet Comics   (1940)
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Publisher: Fiction House

Publication Date: January 1940 - Winter 1953

Country: United States

Language: English

Notes:
Depending on your perspective, Planet Comics was either baldfacedly exploitative or wildly progressive. Some think it was merely an excuse for the Golden Age's premiere "good girl" artists to tell science fiction stories. Others see it as a progressive example of stories which featured strong women. In either case, it was notable for devoting nearly 100% of its space to science fiction stories about women. It's been alleged that every page of the comic features at least one prominent drawing of a beautiful woman.

By modern sceince fiction standards, the setting of most of its tales is preposterous. Stories regularly feature a solar system infested with extraterrestrial, humanoid life. For instance, one of the lead characters was "Mysta of the Moon"—who was literally from the Moon. She's never described as having come from an Earth colony on the Moon. Likewise, Spurt Hammond is from Venus. Oddly, the main strip centered on Earth, The Lost World, describes a much bleaker future for Earth itself. Planet's view of Earth is profoundly dystopian.

Another characteristic of the magazine was its propensity to include pseydonymous bylines for its stories. Names like "Thornecliffe Herrick", "Ross Gallun", and "Hugh Fitzhugh" pepper the publication—much to the chagrin of confused modern scholars. Aside from Planet—and the occasional other Fiction House publication—these names never appear anywhere else in comics history.

Number of issues cataloged: 73



Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
73
 
 
  Winter 1953
72
 
 
  Fall 1953
71
 
 
  July 1953
70
 
 
  Spring 1953
69
 
 
  Winter 1952
68
 
 
  Fall 1952
67
 
 
  Summer 1952
66
 
 
  March 1952
65
 
 
  Summer 1950
64
 
 
  Spring 1950
63
 
 
  Winter 1949
62
 
 
  September 1949
61
 
 
  July 1949
60
 
 
  May 1949
59
 
 
  March 1949
58
 
 
  January 1949
57
 
 
  November 1948
56
 
 
  September 1948
55
 
 
  July 1948
54
 
 
  May 1948
53
 
 
  March 1948
52
 
 
  January 1948
51
 
 
  November 1947
50
 
 
  September 1947
49
 
 
  July 1947
48
 
 
  May 1947
47
 
 
  March 1947
46
 
 
  January 1947
45
 
 
  November 1946
44
 
 
  September 1946
43
 
 
  July 1946
42
 
 
  May 1946
41
 
 
  March 1946
40
 
 
  January 1946
39
 
 
  November 1945
38
 
 
  September 1945
37
 
 
  July 1945
36
 
 
  May 1945
35
 
 
  March 1945
34
 
 
  January 1945
33
 
 
  November 1944
32
 
 
  September 1944
31
 
 
  July 1944
30
 
 
  May 1944
29
 
 
  March 1944
28
 
 
  January 1944
27
 
 
  November 1943
26
 
 
  September 1943
25
 
 
  July 1943
24
 
 
  May 1943
23
 
 
  March 1943
22
 
 
  January 1943
21
 
 
  November 1942
20
 
 
  September 1942
19
 
 
  July 1942
18
 
 
  May 1942
17
 
 
  May 1942
16
 
 
  January 1942
15
 
 
  November 1941
14
 
 
  September 1941
13
 
 
  July 1941
12
 
 
  May 1941
11
 
 
  March 1941
10
 
 
  January 1941
9
 
 
  September 1940
8
 
 
  August 1940
7
 
 
  July 1940
6
 
 
  June 1940
5
 
 
  May 1940
4
 
 
  April 1940
3
 
 
  March 1940
2
 
 
  February 1940
1
 
 
  January 1940







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