Appearing in "The Pirate Planet!"
- Speed Carter (First appearance)
- Space Sentinels (First appearance)
- Earth-5391 (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Pirate Planet!"
Speed Carter of the Space Sentinels and his sidekick Johnny Day are ambushed by the Blobs a race of space pirates. Outnumbered, Speed is unable to stop the aliens from kidnapping Johnny after he is pinned under a net. Brought back to Earth, Speed reports to Colonel Stone about Johnny's capture. Overhearing this are Stone's daughter (and Speed's girlfriend) Stellar and his rival Crash Morgan. Morgan accuses Speed of allowing Johnny to get captured leading to an argument that Colonel Stone stops. When Speed asks to go after Johnny alone, his request is denied. Speed is soon called back to his quarters to answer a video-phone call. He answers it finding it is from the Blobs who threaten to kill Johnny if the Space Sentinels don't stop stopping their raids, unaware that Speed is using a device to trace their location. Unknown to Speed is that he is secretly being observed by Crash Morgan.
Later, Speed then requests a leave of absence much to the chagrin of the Colonel and Stellar who think that Speed is abandoning Johnny during his time of need. Knowing better, Crash offers his assistance in helping Speed load his ship for his "vacation" secretly planting a tracking device in the cargo. Arriving near the Blobs a base -- a space station -- Speed puts on a Zoom-Vest in order to fly closer. Watching through a port hole he is shocked to find that the Blobs are secretly working with the Saturnians. Killing the sentries on guard duty outside the space station, Speed uses his Hydro-Gun to melt through the hull of the space station and finds Johnny's cell. Rescuing his young friend the two make a daring escape out of the space station and across a nearby meteor belt. When all seems lost suddenly a fleet of Space Sentinels arrive and blast the Blobs into oblivion. When the battle is over, Speed and Johnny are shocked to find that the rescue operation was led by Crash, who confesses to overhearing Speed's conversation and insured that he could get their captain and Johnny out of harms way.
Appearing in "Slaughter on a Star!"
Synopsis for "Slaughter on a Star!"
Speed Carter and Johnny Day are on patrol in space when suddenly their rocket ship is grabbed by the mechanical arm of a massive ship. Taken inside the ship they are soon taken prisoner by the Starmen and brought before their leader Kop. Kop explains that his people have been stealing rocket ships from the Space Sentinels in order to amass a large invasion fleet for the Saturnians.
The pair are then taken down to the prisoners hold where Crash Morgan and other members of the Space Sentinels are held prisoner by an electrified fence. Speed quickly pushes Kop into the electrical field, killing the would be invader, and freeing the prisoners. Fighting their way to their ships, Speed and the others then fly out and destroy the Starmen ship and then park on a nearby asteroid. When the Saturnians arrive in their ships, Speed orders his men to send their rocket ships crashing into the alien fleet destroying them.
Appearing to be stranded on the asteroid, Crash asks Speed how they are going to get out of their situation. When Speed tells him that he intends to use his brain, Crash doubts it and wagers to eat Speed's ray guns if he comes up with a rescue plan. Just then, rescue crafts arrive and Speed reveals that he radioed for a evac prior to sending their ships on their deadly collision course and then asks Crash if he would like salt and pepper to eat his ray guns.
Appearing in "Venus, Earth's Twin Sister!"
- Appearances not yet listed
Synopsis for "Venus, Earth's Twin Sister!"
Appearing in "The Robot's Revenge!"
Synopsis for "The Robot's Revenge!"
One night while sleeping in their apartment, Speed Carter and Johnny Day are attacked by robots but manage to destroy them before any harm is done. The following day, Speed is approached by a woman named Zena claiming to be a reporter who asks him if the robots that attacked him the night before managed to get the secret plans for a new disintegration ray. Speed tells her they did not then asks the reporter out for dinner. Johnny is shocked that Speed has asked another woman out since he is going out with Stellar Stone, but Speed tells Johnny that the dinner is only business, but Johnny still doesn't like it.
Soon, Speed meets with members of the United Planets where he reveals that he believes there is a spy in their midst as the reporter knew about the secret plans and suspects that one of their members is a traitor, but they all deny it. He tells the council that he is going on a dinner date with the reporter to find her source and catch the traitor. The dinner with Zena goes well and Speed is invited back to her apartment. There he is ambushed by a small group of Saturnians and is knocked out while trying to escape.
When Speed comes to inside an evaporation chamber and Zena is about to kill him when she is stopped by the apparent traitor: Markov, the Martian delegate to the United Planets. Markov orders Zena to let Speed out as they still don't know where the disintegration ray plans are. They knock Speed out and take him up to the roof of the apartment building to take him away in a helicopter and use him as a hostage. However as they pull away, Johnny (who followed Speed) rushes up to the roof and jumps onto the landing gear. Climbing into the copter, Johnny finds Speed and frees him, but a Saturnian gets the drop on them. The pair slay all the Saturnians except for the pilot.
They find no trace of Markov just the lone Saturnian pilot and a pile of wrecked machinery. The Saturnian reveals that he was a spy who killed Markov and disguised himself in his hide and that Zena was really an android, now the pile of scarp on the floor. With the plot foiled and the Saturnian their prisoner, Johnny takes control of the ship to turn it around and turn the spy over to the United Planets.
- The cover features an image combining two different designs. The initial design of the cover is credited to Bill Everett, but there were several additions and alterations by Carl Burgos.
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