Here's a 132-page one-shot (of sorts) from Ziff-Davis -- mainly because #2 never materialized. Actually it's a collection of four comic books rebound with a new cover: He-Man #1 (Fall 1952), The Hawk #3 (November-December 1952), Football Thrills #2 (Fall 1952), and Crusader from Mars #2 (Fall 1952). Something for almost everyone.
The Ziff-Davis comics line began and ended in the early Fifties, although one title, G.I. Joe, ran until 1957. Most of the Z-D comics however, including the four combined here, lasted from one to three issues. During this same period, the Z-D pulp science fiction magazines were going through major changes; Amazing Science Fiction was shifting away from the Ray Palmer action-adventure and Fantastic Adventures was being closed to create the more mature Fantastic. (The Z-D pulps soon sank back into mediocrity only to rise some years later under the sure hand of Cele G. Lalli.) The covers of the Z-D comics were rendered in the same style as their pulp magazine brethren.
Enjoy this "four-fer."
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