Planet Comics

 PLAC   (Fiction House, 1940-1953)

™ and ©1953 Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.

Planet Comics, published by Fiction House, was the first all-science-fiction comic book title to appear in the United States. The first issue came out in 1940 and employed the same general style and storytelling flavor of the “space opera,” science-fiction pulp magazines published by Fiction House, Thrilling, and others, complete with space cowboys, bug-eyed monsters, and star pirates. Early issues benefited from the high craftsmanship of Will Eisner and his studio, including Lou Fine. Planet Comics followed the winning formula of other Fiction House comics like Jumbo Comics and Jungle Comics by prominently featuring scantily-clad women in distress on the covers and throughout the stories. Planet wrapped up its run in the early 1950s after being singled out for its alleged lewdness in anticomics propaganda like Seduction of the Innocent and Parade of Pleasure.

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#1

  1/1/1940
  $0.10
  $12,100.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Flint Baker; 1st appearance of Auro Lord of Jupiter; 1st appearance of The Red Comet; 1st appearance of Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force; 1st appearance of Spurt Hammond; 1st appearance of Buzz Crandall and the Space Patrol; 1st appearance of Quorak; Space Pirate Dick Briefer, Malcolm Kildale, Ken Jackson, Alex A. Blum

#2

  2/1/1940
  $0.10
  $5,000.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Planet Payson; 1st appearance of Tiger Hart; Flint Baker; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall; Captain Nelson Cole; Auro Lord of Jupiter George Tuska, Henry Fletcher, Henry C. Kiefer, Malcolm Kildale, R.L. Golden

#3

  3/1/1940
  $0.10
  $3,300.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Amazona the Mighty Woman; Flint Baker; The Red Comet; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall; Captain Nelson Cole; Auro Lord of Jupiter Henry C. Kiefer, R.L. Golden

#4

  4/1/1940
  $0.10
  $3,400.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Kenny Carr; 1st appearance of Gale Allen; 1st appearance of Jim Giant; Captain Nelson Cole; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Flint Baker; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Red Comet Arthur Peddy, Henry C. Kiefer, Alex A. Blum

#5

  5/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,500.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Fero; 1st appearance of Space Admiral Curry; Planet Detective; Captain Nelson Cole; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Red Comet; Gale Allen; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Flint Baker Bob Powell, Henry C. Kiefer, Arthur Peddy

#6

  6/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,050.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Don Granval; 1st appearance of Crash Barker and the Zoom Sled; Flint Baker; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Red Comet; Planet Payson; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Spurt Hammond; Fero; Interplanetary Detective; Gale Allen; Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Air Force Alex A. Blum, Bob Powell, Arthur Peddy, Gene Fawcette, Henry C. Kiefer, Charles M. Quinlan

#7

  7/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,550.00
No copies available
The Red Comet; Captain Nelson Cole; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Fero, Interplanetary Detective; Don Granval; Crash Barker and the Zoom Sled; Planet Payson; Flint Baker Alex A. Blum, Henry C. Kiefer, Henry Fletcher, Charles M. Quinlan, Witmer Williams, Arthur Peddy

#8

  9/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,300.00
No copies available
The Red Comet; Gale Allen; Flint Baker; Fero, Interplanetary Detective; Don Granval; Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Crash Barker and the Zoom Sled; Planey Payson Alex A. Blum, Bob Powell, Arthur Peddy, John Celardo, Henry C. Kiefer, Charles M. Quinlan, Witmer Williams

#9

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,250.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Cosmo Corrigan; Spurt Hammond; Gale Allen; Flint Baker; Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Crash Parker (formerly Crash Barker); Don Granval; The Red Comet Alex A. Blum, Henry C. Kiefer, Witmer Williams, Gene Fawcette, Charles Sultan, George Tuska

#10

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,375.00
No copies available
The Red Comet; Spurt Hammond; Gale Allen; Flint Baker; Captain Cole of the Solar Force; Buzz Crandall; Crash Parker; Don Granval; Cosmic Corrigan Alex A. Blum, Henry C. Kiefer, Bob Powell, Arthur Peddy, Will Eisner, Leonard Frank, Dick Briefer, George Tuska

#11

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,000.00
No copies available
The Red Comet; Gale Allen; Don Granval; Spurt Hammond; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force; Flint Baker; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Crash Parker; Cosmo Corrigan Al Bryant, Robert Hayward Webb, Henry C. Kiefer, Witmer Williams, Arthur Peddy, Leonard Frank, Sy Reit

#12

  5/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,125.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Norge Benson; 1st appearance of The Star Pirate; Crash Parker; Spurt Hammond; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Captain Nelson Cole; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Red Comet; Gale Allen; Flint Baker Dan Zolnerowich, Pierce Rice, Don Lyncy, Don Rico, Al Walker, Al Gabriele, Nick Cardy

#13

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,500.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Reef Ryan; Crash Parker; The Red Comet; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Flint Baker; Buzz Crandall fo the Space Patrol; Captain Nelson Cole; The Star Pirate; Norge Benson John Celardo, JOe Doolin, Robert Hayward Webb, Don Rico, Leo Morey, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Al Walker

#14

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,500.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Jeff Drake; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Star Pirate; Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol; Reef Ryan; Norge Benson; Gale Allen; The Red Comet; Crash Parker; Captain Nelson Cole; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Don Rico, George Appel, Frank Schwarz, Al Gabriele, Al Walker, George Carl Wilhelms

#15

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,700.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mars; God of War; Norge Benson; Flint Baker; Gale Allen; Jeff Drake; The Red Comet; Crash Parker; Reef Ryan; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Star Pirate Joe Doolin, Al Walker, Frank Schwarz, George Carl Wilhelms, John Celardo, Leo Morey, Al Gabriele, Seymour Reit

#16

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,550.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; The Star Pirate; Reef Ryan; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Flint Baker; Jeff Drake; The Red Comet; Crash Parker; Gale Allen; Norge BensonBjorn TagensJoe Doolin, Al Gabriele, Seymour Reit, Frank Schwarz, George Carl Wilhelms, Al Walker

#17

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,350.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; Norge Benson; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Jeff Drake; Flint Baker; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; The Red Comet Joe Doolin, Al Walker, Seymour Reit, George Carl Wilhelms, Saul Rosen

#18

  5/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,875.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; The Red Comet; Norge Benson; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Reef Ryan; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Saul Rosen, Al Walker, Seymour Reit, George Carl Wilhelms, George Appel, Art Saaf

#19

  7/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,325.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Jeff Drake; The Red Comet; Norge Benson; The Star Pirate; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Pagsilang Rey Isip, George Carl Wilhelms, Rafael Astarita, Saul Rosen, Al Walker, George Appel, Art Saaf

#20

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Red Comet; Norge Benson; The Star Pirate; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Saul Rosen, Rafael Astarita, Rudy Palais, Al Walker, George Appel, Art Saaf

#21

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,600.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Hunt Bowman; Reef Ryan; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Mars; God of War; The Lost World; Norge Benson; The Star Pirate; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Saul rosen, Rafael Astarita, Rudy Palais, Al Walker, George Appel, Art Saaf

#22

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,600.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Lost World; Norge Benson; The Star Pirate; Flint Baker Joe Dooliin, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Saul Rosen, Rafael Astarita, Nick Viscardi, Al Walker, George Appel, Art Saaf

#23

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,450.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War story; Reef Ryan story; The Star Pirate story; Gale Allen story; The Lost World story; Auro Lord of Jupiter story; Norge Benson story; Flint Baker story Joe Doolin, George Appel, Art Saaf, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Lee Elias, Rafael Astarita, Fran Deitrick

#24

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,650.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Lost World; Gale Allen; Norge Benson; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, George Tuska, George Appel, Rafael Astarita, Graham Ingels, Lee Elias, Fran Deitrick

#25

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
Mars, God of War; Reef Ryan; The Star Pirate; The Lost World; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Gale Allen; Norge Benson; Flint Baker Joe Doolin, Lee Elias, George Appel, Graham Ingels, Rafael Astarita, Fran Deitrick

#26

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Space Rangers (Reef Ryan and Flint Baker); Mars; God of War; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Norge Benson; The Lost World Graham Ingels, Joe Doolin, Richard Case, George Appel, Karen Karol, Robert Weeb, Fran Deitrick, Lee Elias

#27

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,150.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Mars, God of War; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Norge Benson; Space Rangers Graham Ingels, Joe Doolin, George Appel, Karen Karol

#28

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Mars, God of War; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Norge Benson; Space Rangers Graham Ingels, Joe Doolin, Fran Dietrick, George Appel, Alex A. Blum, Arnold Hicks, Lily Renee, Lee Elias

#29

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,450.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Mars, God of War; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Norge Benson; Space Rangers Graham Ingels, Joe Doolin, Fran Dietrick, George Appel, Richard Case, Lily Renee, Lee Elias

#30

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Mars, God of War; Norge Benson; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Space Rangers Graham Ingels, Joe Doolin, Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, George Tuska, Lee Elias

#31

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $850.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Space Rangers; Norge Benson; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Mars, God of War Graham Ingels, Lee Elias, Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, George Appel, Joe Doolin

#32

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $850.00
1 copy available for $159.95
The Lost World; Space Rangers; Norge Benson; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Mars, God of War Lily Renee, Lee Tlias, Fran Hopper, Joe Kubert, Joe Doolin

#33

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $5.00
No copies available
The Lost World; The Star Pirate; Space Rangers; Gale Allen; Mars, God of War Lily Renee, Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias, Ruth Atkinson, Fran Hopper, Joe Doolin

#34

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,075.00
No copies available
Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Gale Allen; Mars, God of War; The Lost World Lee Elias, Murphy Anderson, Fran Hopper, Joe Doolin, Lily Renee

#35

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,725.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mysta of the Moon; Mars; God of War; The Lost World; Gale Allen; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, Joe Doolin, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias

#36

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $925.00
1 copy available for $111.00
The Lost World; Mysta of the Moon; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Space Rangers Joe Doolin, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson, Lee Elias

#37

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $3,100.00
1 copy available for $675.00
The Lost World; Mysta of the Moon; The Red Comet; Space Rangers; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Reprint from Planet Comics #13 Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, John Celardo, Jack Keeler, Murphy Anderson

#38

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $875.00
1 copy available for $300.00
The Lost World; Gale Allen; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson

#39

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $8.50
No copies available
The Lost World; Mysta of the Moon; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Gale Allen Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, Joe Doolin

#40

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $5.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate; Gale Allen Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson, Joe Doolin

#41

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
1st Appearance of new Auro Lord of Jupiter; Gale Allen; The Lost World; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon; Space Rangers Lily Renee, Joe Doolin, August Froehlich, Murphy Anderson, Fran Hopper

#42

  5/1/1946
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
The Lost World; Gale Allen; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon; Space Rangers Lily Renee, Joe Doolin, August Froehlich, Murphy Anderson, Fran Hopper, Joey Cavallo

#43

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
1st Appearance of Futura (Marcia Reynolds); The Lost World; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon Lily Renee, August Froehlich, Murphy Anderson, John Cavallo, Ruben Moreira

#44

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon Lily Renee, Joe Doolin, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson, Ruben Moreira

#45

  11/1/1946
  $0.10
  $580.00
1 copy available for $175.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson

#46

  1/1/1947
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, George Evans, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson

#47

  3/1/1947
  $0.10
  $750.00
1 copy available for $750.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, George Evans, Bob Lubbers, Charles Sultan, Murphy Anderson

#48

  5/1/1947
  $0.10
  $510.00
1 copy available for $155.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, George Evans, Frank Doyle, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson

#49

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $800.00
1 copy available for $800.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate Lily Renee, George Evans, Frank Doyle, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson

#50

  9/1/1947
  $0.10
  $800.00
1 copy available for $800.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon; The Star Pirate George Evans, Walter Palais, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Maurice Whitman, Murphy Anderson

#51

  11/1/1947
  $0.10
  $625.00
1 copy available for $150.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Walter Palais, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Murphy Anderson, Maurice Whitman

#52

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $775.00
1 copy available for $20.00
The Lost World; Mysta of the Moon; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Star Pirate; Futura; Space Rangers George Evans, Maurice Whitman, Joe Doolin, Murphy Anderson, John Celardo, Walter Palais, Frank Doyle

#53

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Mysta of the Moon; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Futura; The Star Pirate George Evans, Matt Baker, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Walter Palais, Maurice Whitman

#54

  5/1/1948
  $0.10
  $750.00
1 copy available for $750.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Maurice Whitman, Matt Baker

#55

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $500.00
1 copy available for $150.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Maurice Whitman, Matt Baker

#56

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $3.75
No copies available
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Joe Doolin, Frank Doyle, Maurice Whitman, Matt Baker

#57

  11/1/1948
  $0.10
  $800.00
1 copy available for $800.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the MoonThornecliffe Herrick, John Douglas, Dick Charles, Hugh Fitzhugh, Len Dodson, Ross GallunGeorge Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Graham Ingels, Frank Doyle, Maurice Whitman, Matt Baker

#58

  1/1/1949
  $0.10
  $210.00
No copies available
The Lost World; Futura; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Maurice Whitman, Graham Ingels, Frank Doyle, Matt Baker

#59

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $625.00
1 copy available for $220.00
The Lost World; Futura; The Star Pirate; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Leonard Starr, Frank Fermonetti, Matt Baker

#60

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $600.00
1 copy available for $180.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Graham Ingels, Frank Fermonetti, Leonard Starr, Charles A. Winter

#61

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $850.00
1 copy available for $180.00
The Lost World; Futura; Auro Lord of Jupiter; Space Rangers; The Star Pirates; Mysta of the Moon; Reprint from Planet Comics #31 George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Graham Ingels, Lee Elias, Frank Doyle, Leonard Starr, Charles A. Winters

#62

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $250.00
No copies available
The Lost World; The Star Pirate; Mysta of the Moon; Futura George Evans, Charles A. Winters, Enrico Bagnoli

#63

  12/1/1949
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
Winter 1949; The Lost World; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Futura George Evans, George roussos, John Rosenberger, Enrico Bagnoli

#64

  3/1/1950
  $0.10
  $280.00
No copies available
Spring 1950; The Lost World; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate; Futura George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli

#65

 
  $0.10
  $530.00
No copies available
Reprints from Planet Comics #24; ca. 1951 Lee Elias, Graham Ingels, George Tuska, George Appel

#66

 
  $0.10
  $510.00
No copies available
Reprints from Planet Comics #21; ca. 1952 Joe Dooliin, Saul Rosen, Rudy Palais, Art Saaf

#67

 
  $0.10
  $2,025.00
1 copy available for $1,325.00
Reprints from Planet Comics #22; ca. 1952 Art Saaf, George Appel, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Nick Viscardi

#68

 
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
Reprints from Planet Comics #40; ca. 1952Thornecliffe Herrick, Hugh Fitzhugh, Ross Gallun, Len Dobson, Douglas McKeeLily Renee, Fran Hopper, Murphy Anderson, Joe Doolin

#69

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
Winter 1952; Reprint of Planet Comics #20 Joe Doolin, Rudy Palais, Saul Rosen, Art Saaf

#70

 
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
Reprints from Planet Comics #41; ca. 1953Thorncliffe Herrick, Douglas McKee, Len Dodson, Hugh FitzhughLily Renee, Joe Doolin, Murphy Anderson

#71

 
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Planetoid X; Space Rangers; ca. 1953 John Belcastro, Maurice Whitman, Bill Discount, Bill Benulis

#72

 
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
ca. 1953 Bill Benulis, John Belcastro, Vic Carrabotta, Bill Discount, A. Albert

#73

  12/1/1953
  $0.10
  $240.00
No copies available
Winter 1953; Final Issue Bill Benulis, A. Albert, John Belcastro