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Basil Wolverton is one of the greatest, most idiosyncratic talents in comic book history. Though he is best known for his humorous grotesqueries in MAD magazine, it is his science-fiction character Spacehawk that Wolverton fans have most often demanded be collected. The wait is over, as Spacehawk features every story from Spacehawk’s intergalactic debut in 1940 to his final, Nazi-crushing adventure in 1942.

Spacehawk is the closest thing to a colorfully-costumed, conventional action hero Wolverton ever created, yet the strip is infused with Wolverton’s quintessential weirdness: controlled, organic artwork of strangely repulsive aliens and monsters and bizarre planets, and stories of gruesome retribution that bring to mind Wolverton’s peer, Fletcher Hanks. Spacehawk had no secret identity, no fixed base of operations beyond his spaceship, and no sidekicks or love interests. He had but one mission in life: to protect the innocent throughout the Solar System, and to punish the guilty. He was a dark — yet much more visually playful — counterpart to Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon.

Spacehawk also includes the character’s final and rarely-seen Earthbound adventures. As the U.S. became involved in World War II, Spacehawk returned to 20th Century America to join the United States’ efforts in defeating fascism, which he does by patrolling the Earth’s stratosphere, looking for wrongdoing.

Collects stories from Target Comics Vol. 1 #5-12, Vol. 2 #1-12 & Vol. 3 #1-10.

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  • Spacehawk and the Creeping Death From Neptune - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 5, June 1040
  • Spacehawk and the Lost Tribe of Mercury - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 6, July 1040
  • Spacehawk and the Perilous Planetoid Trap - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 7, August 1940
  • Spacehawk and the Vulture Men From the Void - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 8, September 1940
  • Spacehawk and the Mayhem at the Martian Election - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 9, October 1940
  • Spacehawk and the Pirate City On Uranus - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 10, November 1940
  • The Scratches of Doom - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 10, November 1940
  • Spacehawk and the Pirate From His Past - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 11, December 1940
  • Spacehawk and the Treachery of Smebar - Target Comics Vol. 1 No. 12, January 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Master Plan of Droon - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 1, March 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Artificial Asteroid - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 2, April 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Giant Undersea Tank - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 3, May 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Evil Dictator - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 4, June 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Attack of the Submarine Carrier - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 5, July 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Secret Arctic Airbase - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 6, August 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Mountain Lair of Dr. Gore - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 7, September 1941
  • Spacehawk and Dr. Gore's Anti-Gravity Villainy - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 8, October 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Secret Stratosphere Ships - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 9, November 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Disks of Death - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 10, December 1941
  • Spacehawk and the Bullet Ship ...That Brought Vengeance From the Void - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 11, January 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Return of Dr. Gore - Target Comics Vol. 2 No. 12, February 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Battling Bullet Ships - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 1, March 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Case of the Black Avenger - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 2, April 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Blazing Death - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 3, May 1942
  • Spacehawk and His Super Dive Bomber - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 4, June 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Devil Divers of the Deep - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 5, July 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Secret Japanese Base - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 6, August 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Mystery of the Green Faces - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 7, September 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Supersonic Siren - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 8, October 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Case of the Missing Tires - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 9, November 1942
  • Spacehawk and the Secret Submarine Fuel Depot - Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 10, December 1942

The stories in this collection were untitled when originally published, the story titles were created by Monte Wolverton for this collection.

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