Beyond Mars

Andy Madura's Comics & Paper Collectibles

Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711

e-mail: am@Oldsundaycomics.com

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Beyond Mars by Jack Williamson & Lee Elias (0110-) 1st Appearance February 17, 1952 - In the early 1950's, Science Fiction was as popular as ever.  The names of great Science Fiction writers like Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov would sell millions of pulp digests.   The New York Daily News sought to take adventage of this by signing up popular Sci-fi writer Jack Williamson to create an exclusive Sunday-only feature, Beyond Mars.   Beyond Mars was an action/adventure continuity strip in space.   The stars of the action were Mike Flint and his green Venusian partner Sam Smith.    Together they would fight evil villains across the galaxy.   The villains were often exaggerated corrupt caricatures which were largely much more interesting that the protagonists themselves.    The fine artwork of the strip was provided by Lee Elias, a veteran of the fabulous EC comics bullpen.    The market for Beyond Mars is excellent.  Offered exclusively as Tabs and Half-tabs, these are very hard to keep in stock even at high premium.   The value of the strip escalates due to the popular Sci-fi theme,  the great period artwork, and the rarity of a strip that was featured in only a single newspaper for only 3 and 1/2 years.    

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0110-0001 1953/07/12 - T G/G/VG $12.00 On reverse Smokey Stover(HT), Kix ad(HT)
S0110-0002 1953/07/19 - T G/FR-G/G $12.00 On reverse Gumps(HT), Beech-Nut ad(HT)
S0110-0003 1953/08/02 - T G/G/VG $12.00 On reverse Winnie Winkle(HT), Jergens ad(HT)
S0110-0004 1953/09/27 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $10.00 On reverse Smitty(HT), Sweeney & Son(HT)
S0110-0005 1953/10/04 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $10.00 On reverse Sweeney & Son(HT), Peter Pan ad featuring Sky King(HT)
S0110-0006 1953/10/11 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $10.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(HT), Kellogg's ad featuring Halloween Masks Premium(HT)
S0110-0007 1953/11/01 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley(HT), Pepto-Bismol ad(HT)
S0110-0008 1953/11/08 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Teenie Weenies(HT), Mentholatum ad(HT)
S0110-0009 1954/02/14 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Sweeney & Son(HT), Pepto-Bismol ad(HT)
S0110-0010 1954/03/14 - T VG/VG/VG $12.00 On reverse Tiny Tim(HT), Quaker Puffed Wheat ad featuring the Great Zacchinis(HT)
S0110-0011 1954/05/16 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Tiny Tim(HT), Kool-Aid ad(HT)
S0110-0012 1954/05/23 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Kelvinator ad(H)
S0110-0013 1954/06/20 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Tiny Tim(HT), Red Heart ad featuring Stan Musial(HT)
S0110-0014 1954/07/04 - T G/G/G $12.00 On reverse Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner
S0110-0015 1954/08/15 - T G/G/VG $12.00 On reverse Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner
S0110-0016 1954/08/29 - T VG/VG/VG $12.00 On reverse Gasoline Alley by Bill Perry
S0110-0017 1954/09/26 - T FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Woodbury ad(HT), On reverse Gasoline Alley by Bill Perry
S0110-0018 1954/10/03 - HT FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 No reverse
S0110-0019 1954/10/10 - HT G/G/G $7.00 No reverse
S0110-0020 1954/10/17 - T G/G/G $7.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Timmy(HT), On reverse Gasoline Alley by Bill Perry
S0110-0021 1954/11/07 - T FR/FR/G $3.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Kleenex ad featuring Little Lulu(HT), On reverse Gasoline Alley(T)
S0110-0022 1954/11/21 - T G/G/G $7.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Little Joe(HT), On reverse Timmy(HT), Ajax Cleanser ad(HT)
S0110-0023 1954/12/26 - T G/G/G $7.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Timmy(HT), On reverse Gasoline Alley by Bill Perry
S0110-0024 1955/01/23 - HT G/G/G $7.00 No reverse
S0110-0025 1955/02/13 - HT G/G/G $7.00 No reverse
S0110-0026 1955/02/27 - T G/G/G $7.00 Half-Tab on Tab w/Colgate ad(HT), On reverse Brenda Starr by Dale Messick

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