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SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON comic book 1-10


Chase - Posted on 08 November 2009

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 1

DATE: December 1962

TITLE: THE CHALLENGE OF GORKO

COVER: Creatures from other worlds peril the crew of Earth's first  space station!

ALIEN: The Gorko!

BACKUP STORY: SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON-RESCUE ON ASTEROID 48

Narration to RESCUE ON ASTEROID 48: High above an asteroid belt,      thousands of miles from their space station home, Tim and Tam      Robinson search the skies for a missing space probe rocketship      from earth...

NOTE: June looks very old with gray hair; Craig has gray hair on   the sides near his ears, looks very old; the kids look very   young. They do not appear to be lost in space at all. In fact,      they find missing astronauts held prisoner underground in caves   by red clay sub-humans and help them get away.

SPACE DANGERS: A galactic mass hits the airless asteroid.

 

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 2

DATE: March 1963

TITLE: LOST IN SPACE

COVER: LOST IN SPACE, the Robinsons struggle to survive the hazards     of the universe!

NARRATION: In the outer regions of the solar system where the  Robinson family operate Earth's first space station, a violent     cosmic explosion rocks their experimental home...

NOTES: Craig and June are drawn much older; Craig has some gray or  white in his hair here; Tim and Tam are drawn much younger and look like they are 11 and 12; Earth control has a white haired      man who relates bad news. Silvery gray space suits. Later in   the story, Craig wears a T-shirt;

LANGUAGE BARRIERS: Notice that the space family either use maxi or mini language translators; sometimes when they encounter alien     races, the races use telepathy, know English already, or have   their own method of translating and communicating;

SPACE DANGERS: SS1 heads at a fiery star;

LIFE FORMS: A giant mosquito attacks Lonas's home planet Syltron

ENEMIES: Dr. Argo and Creta and her lizard women guards are all    lizard humanoids--who want to DISSECT Tim and Tam in an     underground lab. 


ALLIES: Survivor of Argo's experiments who escaped--Lonas of planet      Syltron who came to Argo's planet six months ago. Skinny body,      bald elongated head, small eyes and nose, one rounded foot    like DOCTOR WHO's THE SENSORITES. He is extremely tiny.

WRITTEN INFO: (from the front cover): SpaceMobile--launched from   their space station home, The Robinson's "family car,"  the     space mobile of supersonic speed, is used by young Tim and Tam Robinson for space explorations. Two identical spacemobiles   are housed aboard the space station. One can be fired from a stabilizer, while the second one enters the opposite side. Mounted on top of the control panel is a "space language"     translation machine. The tele screen gives the pilot a close      up view of his destination. The storage area, between the     engine and the pilot's compartment, contains space helmets,      food, clothing, a small machine shop, and space tools. Four landing rockets and three retractable legs, mounted on the underside of the spacemobile, allow the craft to land gently    on rough terrain. (from the back cover): Space Station: Taking    time out from their scientific duties aboard Earth's first     space station, the Robinson family enjoy the pleasures of      their sun deck and garden. The hydraulic conveyance in the      spacemobile garage functions automatically. It "lifts"    incoming spacemobile aboard and then positions it for    launching. Supply rockets, sent up from Earth, are scooped up    by a magnetic, movable hatch. Moving at great speeds, split second timing is required for the rocket rendezvous. In the observatory-lab, scientists June and Craig Robinson study the     mysteries of space, chart new galaxies, and record space data      for our planet, Earth. June Robinson, in the ultra modern      kitchen, holds a roast that cooks instantly by electronics.   Most meals are prepared by the mere push of a button. The      recreation room contains screens for TV and Movie viewing, games, and exercise equipment. Earth's first space station is    truly a "home" away from home.    

QUOTES:

CONTROL MAN: "Gentlemen...the results are positive. Earth     Station      Number One is Lost in Space! There is nothing we can do! If   there is a solution, the answer is out there...with the         Robinsons."   

 

ALIEN LONAS: "These giants are from Earth!"

 

TIM: Poppin' planets! We're probably using up a month's supply          of their food in one sitting!

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 3

DATE: June 1963

TITLE: PERIL ON PLANET ZERO

COVER: A thought-control machine leads the Robinsons to PERIL ON   PLANET ZERO!

NARRATION: Earth's first manned space station, its gyro control    broken, drifts aimlessly...millions of miles from its own    solar system...Lost in space, the Robinson family works around    the clock in an attempt to repair the radio scanner for Earth    contact...then, one afternoon...

LOCATION: Two million miles from Earth's solar system.

CIRCUMSTANCES: The Robinsons make contact with Earth who send out a rescue team of two ships.

PLANET: Raynoid---a planet that the ice planet wants to raid

LIFE FORMS: white snow men like guards; a flat mouthed hairy faced alien--Doctor Krangak who uses ice men to get Tim and Tam; Krangak uses a thought control device on Tim and Tam; he wants    the designer of the defense ray on Raynoid;  

OF NOTE: Exploratory vehicle is numbered 718. Tim, Tam, and a scientist from Raynoid rescue Craig who has made his own brand      of mischief for the ice men on planet zero. Dr. Krangak falls   into his own machine and is zapped by it. Tim and Tam use Krangak's own rocket to scorch the area the ice men are    in...but Craig nearly gets burned, too! Several days pass      between the time the Earth contact is made and Tim and Tam      take off in a space mobile to explore.

INSPIRED: GUN ON ICE PLANET ZERO on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and perhaps FLAMING ICE on VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

 

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 4

DATE: September 1963

TITLE: PREHISTORIC PLANET

COVER: Captured by cave men on a primitive planet, the Robinsons   must battle a prehistoric beast to escape!

NARRATION: (text version from BRITISH ANNUAL) Lost and adrift in   space, their gyro control, damaged beyond repair, the inhabitants of Earth's first space station anxiously awaited word from Earth Control...

CIRCUMSTANCES: A rocket carrier with repair parts is on its way. It      lands on a planet after the whole of space blossomed into      blinding red flame and the Robinsons go after it. The     explosions, cosmic and unknown ripped across the heavens,   downing the repair rocket. The Robinsons go after it to the planet.

LIFE FORMS: Cavemen, bird like half dragon, half bird; Clancy gets lost; a Tyrannosaurus Rex which the cavemen call the Kaska; 

The cavemen also worship the golden rocket.

NARRATION: Was June Robinson being hopeful or were they destined   for many more strange and weird adventures in the wilderness of the universe before once more they saw the familiar sights   of the Sun and Moon, of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter and the rest.     They would be a wonderful sight indeed, after having been lost    in space for so long. 

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 5

DATE: December 1963

TITLE: THE MIST OF DELUSION

COVER: A fantastic mirage, a space giant, unworldly creatures-all      confront the Robinsons in THE MIST OF DELUSION!

NARRATION: Across the far reaches of outer space the Robinsons are still striving to bring Earth's first manned space station      back to its own solar system...back from adventures beyond belief!

SPACE DANGERS: Space ice cloud of mist; the Robinsons encounter      illusions like being back on Earth--a deserted Earth,  

LIFE FORMS?: a giant alien 20 feet tall, smaller blob like goblin like aliens called Trogs; jungle is the source of the space    mist; Tim sets the jungle on fire;

ALLIES: Ptor-Liom from planet Pondra-20 foot giant who can    communicate by thoughts; Ptor-Liom is stranded on this planet    of mist; June relays a message to his planet.

GEAR: Language translator headsets (there are also mini   translators); Tim uses an alien anti gravity rifle gun on the     Trogs, killing them as they float into space; Tim notes this gun looked like one used by the blue people in the planet    Orious--a kind of immobilizing ray gun; Pondran Patrol Ship is     still smaller than SS1 even though the Patrol Ship holds     giants; 

NOTE: Similar to FLIGHT INTO THE FUTURE?

CLOSING NARRATION: The Robinsons are hopeful of reaching their      destination, but what lies ahead of them, as they travel through the vast, unknown sky, no one knows.

SPACE FAMILY ANNUAL: This tale appears as a text story.   Illustrations which follow the tale and the other text stories     are different, very different from the comic versions. The     Trogs look very different, blobbier and red on the bottom and    green throughout but more on top. Tim's spacesuit is yellow    for most of the annual, cover and interior art. The inner     cover wrap around seems to come from THE PIT OF DOOM.

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 6

DATE: February 1962

TITLE: THE DUPLICATES

COVER: A ruthless outcast with a fantastic duplicating machine      captures Tim Robinson and creates an army for the conquest of space!     

NARRATION: (Text version) This was a shower of asteroids whose      presence was not recorded in any of the astrogation charts or      astronomical tables that Craig Robinson had ever studied. Of varying sizes and thousands upon thousands in number, they   were a complete mystery to the Robinson family travelling in    their great space station, torn adrift from its orbit as Earth   Space Station One to hurtle endlessly through the uncharted   cosmos always searching hopefully for the Solar System they had left so far behind them. (Yes, that second sentence is a      run on!)

ALIENS: Zytroxians-green faces, pushes out mouths--one is called   Zurko, another Kug and another Elg; these three were banished    by the peaceful Zytroxians five years ago to this planet; Zurko uses Tim and Spacemobile duplicates to attack and take     over the planet Zytrox; The Robinsons stop Zurko;       

ALLIES: Freedom fighters against Zurko are Aila and her father     Tytro, leader of the freedom fighters in abandoned subway   workings. Nerkim, another;

 

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 7

DATE: April 1964

TITLE: THE DANGEROUS JOURNEY

COVER: Jet-men and a fierce fire monster confront Tim and Tam Robinson in THE DANGEROUS JOURNEY!

NARRATION: In the vast reaches of outer space, millions of miles   from its own solar system, Earth's first manned space station,     carrying the Robinson family, moves across uncharted    territory...

SPACE DANGERS: SS1 almost hits a planet--called Petra.

PLANET: June and Craig find petrified plants, animals, and alien   people--all like stone, then become stone themselves!

ALLIES: Arlak from the planet Ixion ruled by evil Kovar. Jatro;    aliens dress like court jesters but are handsome and pretty      accordingly; Zia--who was to be wedded to Kovar by force; note   when Arlak saves Zia from the jet-men in the mountain power     station, he looks rather like a much older man than before.

ENEMIES: Kovar who used a Petra Ray from the mountain on Ixion to keep everything on Petra--including those who defy him like    Arlak---stone. He and his jet men are killed when Arlak and Tim blow up the Petra Ray complex after saving Zia.

LIFE FORMS: a reddish swamp creature like a giant fly-praying mantis-spider! It got Tam for a bit. Also-a 3 mouthed fire breathing dragon with webbed toes and a reddish color. Tim uses an explo-pack on it. The area that Arlak, Tim, and Tam     encounter it looks a great deal like the TV ROBINSON'S LOST IN SPACE SECOND SEASON PLANET. 

CLOSING NARRATION: Soon after, the Earth space station hurtles on through the unknown...(Tim: We all had a petrifying     experience). 

QUOTE: Kovar: "Attention all jet-men of Ixion! Search out and destroy Arlak and the aliens! Crush them at all costs!"

BACKUP STRIP: CAPT. VENTURE-THE MYSTERY PLANET-Scotty and Rex Venture appear naked from the waist up this time.

NOTE: Still only 12 cents! Pin ups continued.

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 8

DATE: June 1964

TITLE: PERIL ON PLANET 4

COVER: Searching for their own solar system, the Robinsons find      themselves in another dimension, facing new dangers!

LIFE FORMS: Giant flying beaked nosed birds. alien saucers, bird   monster gets a hold of Tam.

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 9

DATE: August 1964

TITLE: THE CREEPING GREENS

COVER: A power failure aboard their space station forces the Robinsons to land on a planet inhabited by fierce man eating      Klobops!

LIFE FORMS: Many eyed alien Klobops, plant-tree like; flying manta like creatures.

 

 

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON

ISSUE: 10

DATE: October 1964

TITLE: CAPTIVE PLANET

COVER: Tim and Tam Robinson seek help for their injured father in a city ruled by sinister metal-headed men!

NARRATION: Lost in the wilderness of outer space, millions of miles      from Earth's solar system, the Robinsons' space station is      bombarded by a meteorite shower...

NOTES: Extra heavy duty purple-silver-gray spacesuits with clear   square head piece. Tim mentions a Dr. Connell on Earth. No wrap around pin up.

PLANET: Kregara: domes with buildings shielding green people from      poisonous atmosphere. Green people have glinted yellow eyes.

ENEMIES: The Great Kregar--green faced, long red hair and wearing a hat with two antenna. He will not allow anyone who comes      close to leave. Tim and Tam, searching for help for Craig--who was injured by a small meteor fragment in space as he and Tim     repaired damages, are put into hypno sleep. In the LOGAN'S RUN   type city, Tim fakes he is brainwashed and brought to Dr. Adamo. Kregar and his council are kept alive by Substance K   for 200 years. The Hypno Tranced used aliens.

ALLIES: Dr. Adamo, a green faced man who helps Tim and Tam. He     assigns Tim to an Chemico Lab and Tim destroys the Energy    Dome. Kregar and his men age and die, turning into skeletons.  CLOSING NARRATION: Tim approaches the space station. A dangerous crisis is over...and only time will tell what new and awesome    adventures still lie ahead in the unexplored wilderness of     outer space...

 

 

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