Outer Space No. 17 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

May 1958 saw the debut of Charlton Comics Outer Space with the company’s consistently-odd numbering. Here’s the cover by Rocco Mastroserio for that first issue, Vol. 3 No. 17.


Charlton Comics Outer Space 17

The published cover.

Outer Space 17 Cover by Rocco Mastroserio

Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book lettering by Scott Dutton

Trade dress re-created.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Original colour re-created.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.


Bonus Page

The first page had this editorial. Onward, upward, forever! (Until Nixon, that is.)

Charlton Comics Outer Space 17

The published page.

Outer Space 17 Inside Front Cover

Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book production by Scott Dutton

Type re-set.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Original colour re-created.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.


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