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Appearing in "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

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Synopsis for "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

While out on patrol Speed Carter and Johnny Day are attacked by a Saturnian fleet and end up crash landing on the moon. Although their ship is incapacitated they use its weapons to fend off their attackers before having no choice but to abandon ship. Stranded on the moon, the two Space Sentinels seek a means of getting off the Moon. They run into members of the Positpeople race who accuse them of being members of the Neganatives and threaten to kill them. The pair learn that the Positpeople, who live on the bright side of the moon, were attacked by Lunanimals that they believe were set upon them by the Neganatives who live on the dark side and have since gone to war.

When the Neganatives begin lobbing explosives at the Positpeople, Speed and Johnny make a break for the dark side of the moon. There they are taken prisoner by the Neganatives who accuse them of being spies for the Positpeople and also claim that they were attacked by Lunanimals. When Speed explains that the Positpeople have accused the Neganatives of the same betrayal, the Neganatives realize the errors of their ways, and the spying Positpeople overhear this and also strive to make peace. Speed and Johnny then use their Hydro-Guns to slay the Lunanimals.

When they spot the Saturnian ships in space over the moon, the Neganatives shoot them down. Finding a survivor, Speed and Johnny force a confession out of him: That the Saturnians were tricking the Neganatives and Positpeople to go to war in order to wipe them out and colonize the moon.

Appearing in "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

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Synopsis for "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

While on patrol in space, Speed Carter and Johnny Day spot Jetmen flying toward Earth armed with missiles. Alerting the Space Sentinels to the threat, Speed and Johnny catch up to the leader of the Jetmen and capture him, jettisoning his bomb to explode harmlessly in space.

Interrogating the Jetman, Speed and Johnny learn that Zurko the ruler of the Jetmen's homeworld of Denebola had decreed that the planet Earth was a threat and that the people of Earth would one day destroy their world and ordered a pre-emptive strike. Learning that the leader of the attack squad does not like the idea of wiping out all life on Earth but not wishing to face punishment for failing his mission, Speed comes up with an idea to solve both their problems.

Soon the Jetman is sent back to his homeworld with photographs to show Zurko that prove the "Earth" is destroyed. Zurko is pleased, unaware that the photos he is looking at are really of ancient Earth ruins such as the Greek Colosseum and the Grand Canyon.

Appearing in "Jupiter the Giant Planet"

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Synopsis for "Jupiter the Giant Planet"

Sci-fi story.

Appearing in "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

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Synopsis for "Speed Carter, Spaceman"

Speed Carter and Johnny Day are paying a visit to Dr. Venture who has invited them to his lab to show the greatest weapon they have invented. Speed and Johnny believe that it is the new DDT sprayer that has been developed to combat the seemingly invincible Mosquito Men. Before Venture can explain how the weapon works, the Mosquito Men attack, mortally wounding Venture and escaping with the weapon. However, as Venture dies, he tells Speed and Johnny that it is not the DDT spray but a far more powerful weapon and that the Mosquito Men must be stopped before they can figure out how it works.

Armed with the DDT sprayer, Speed and Johnny track the Mosquito Men in space using the DDT spray to kill many of them. Then their leader Mosqu tries to use the weapon stolen from Venture, and is shocked when it creates many duplicates of Speed Carter -- each with a DDT weapon -- instead of destroying him. Unbelieving of what just happened, Mosq uses the weapon again creating an even larger army of Speed Carters. Speed then uses the DDT spray on Mosq killing him. The Mosquito Men then surrender and they are left as prisoners on a nearby asteroid with an army of Speed Carters to act as their warden while the original Speed Carter and Johnny Day return home where they bury Dr. Venture and pay their respects to him.

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  • The Saturnians depicted in the first Speed Carter story appear to be reptilian in nature as opposed to previous issues that depicted them to be short humanoids.

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