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Gord of Mars

Real Name


First Appearance

Space Adventures #7 (July 1953)

Original Publisher


Created by

Stan Campbell


In the summer of 1953, Edmund Cranston presents his designs for a rocketship to Dr. Corning at a large aircraft corporation. Cranston's only request is to be on the spacecraft maiden voyage to the moon. The ship is completed and crewed by Cranston and Doctor Corning, Ellis, and Major Learner.

Once in space, Cranston reveals he is Gord of Mars.He holds a gun of some type to take charge of the crew. He explains that he had the craft built to return to Mars after his ship crashed. Gord assures the men that the Martians are friendly, and they may be permitted to return to Earth eventually. The men are never heard from again on the Earth, and a dad tells his son that spaceships "wouldn't work".  No further development in space travel is pursued following the incident.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Space Adventures #7

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