New Release Books by Michael Ressner

Michael Ressner is the author of Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 2 (2018) and Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 1 (2018).

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Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 2

release date: Oct 01, 2018
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 2
ROCKY JONES, Space Ranger Volume 2: A 64 page collection of Charlton Comics adaptation of the beloved classic 1950s TV show, presented by ex-Charlton editor and E-Man co-creator NICK CUTI! Here's what you have to look forward to:From SPACE ADVENTURES #17 July, 1955: FATE OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS Lured by fabulous treasures, wealthy bachelors finance expeditions... only to become lost in space! Rocky Jones and the crew of the Orbit Jet investigate!THE ARK The mysterious and beautiful Hella prophesizes doom! With the promise of a space ark to save those deemed worthy, Rocky must find out the truth behind her fatal predictions! TALK ABOUT SPEED By the time you finish reading this page, you will have traveled 5000 miles... believe it or not!INVENTIONS OF TOMORROW Mini-TVs, small math calculators, jet-propelled ice skates... could it ever happen? THE INVISIBLES They came out of nowhwere and were shaped like nothing! Is there any chance Rocky Jones can possibly stop such a menace?ACTION ON URANUS Space thieves hold the lovely Thura hostage... and that makes it personal for Inter-Planetary Space Agent Lance Gregg!From SPACE ADVENTURES #18 September, 1955:GRAVITY-PLUS A psychotic scientist develops a way to increase gravity with horrifying results! Rocky Jones must use his cunning abilities to thwart the menace! THE PRISON PLANETOID A tale guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your contour seats from its action-packed start to its snapper ending!INVENTIONS OF TOMORROW Space platforms, electronic brains and spring powered rocket launchers! Is Elon Musk aware of this?TWO WORLDS A test pilot has a very, very close encounter with a flying saucer! Originally published in Space Adventures #6 (May 1953). RACE TO THE MOON A space race no one has ever considered. Multiple rockets launching at the same time! Who will win? Also from Space Adventures #6. PLUS a ROCKY JONES pin-up by MORT TODD. BONUS FEATURES: ROCKY JONES AND THE SILVERCUP ROCKET Top secret information on the real-life Rocky Jones rocket that toured America in the 1950s... and its ultimate fate! ROCKY JONES AND CHARLTON COMICS Elucidating background on Charlton Comics and their licensing properties that led to Rocky Jones appearing in Space Adventures by Michael Ambrose, publisher of Charlton Spotlight! MISSION: THE MOON A fascinating article from 1955 about the Silvercup Rocky Jones Rocket with amazing behind-the-scenes photos!COVER GALLERY The original covers to Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES #17 & 18, continuing the exploits of TV's Space Rangers in the world of comics! PLUS Two of the original pulpy text tales from the magazines: DOWN TO EARTH and ROBINSON CRUSOE OF SPACE!NOTE: These stories have been reproduced from the vintage comics of over 60 years ago. Attempts have been made to clean up the pages to make them look as close to the original printed experience as possible, flaws and all!

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 1

release date: Oct 01, 2018
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Volume 1
ROCKY JONES, Space Ranger Volume 1: A 64 page collection of Charlton Comics adaptation of the beloved classic 1950s TV show, presented by ex-Charlton editor and E-Man co-creator NICK CUTI! Here's what you have to look forward to:From SPACE ADVENTURES #15 March, 1955:SPACE INFANTRY The secret origin of Rocky Jones and how he joined the Space Rangers. VELOCITY X Professor Newton devises an incredible new rocket fuel but is betrayed by his assistant who steals it to use against the United Worlds of the Solar System! SPACE FACTS Information on the real-life Rocky Jones Silvercup Rocket that traveled America in the 1950s! INVENTIONS OF TOMORROW Some of these ideas from the mid-20th century are now fact! THE RINGED PLANET Facts on the wondrous rings of Saturn! FIRST LANDING The very strange story of Myra Trent and her desire to reach outer space!BROADCAST TO THE UNIVERSE The use of radio waves and radar to track the solar system in the 1950s!EARTH'S VEILED SISTER Speculation on our sister planet Venus! TOO MANY METEORS! Rocky Jones is called to investigate the strange case of interplanetary cargo ships under attack from meteors! OUT-POST OF EMPIRE How the British Interplanetary Society planned to conquer the moon!From SPACE ADVENTURES #16 May, 1955: THE FORBIDDEN FREQUENCY What on Earth, or off it, is causing people to do things against their will?THE PETRIFIED MAN A cowboy sheriff is thawed out and turns out to be an ancestor of Winky, Rocky's second-in-command of the Orbit Jet!INVENTIONS OF TOMORROW Another installment of things that might happen in the future! SECRET OF THE SUN The story of our local star, from the myths of Apollo to facts as they stood half a century ago! JEALOUSY ON KANO Dr. Carl Lexikon gets transported to the planet Kano and becomes involved in royal intrigue! WEATHER IS A WEAPON How climate is used for war! WORLDS OF ICE Can mining ice on other planets create oxygen, water and hydrogen fuel? THE LAND OF PERPETUAL LIGHT! Earth makes our moon a bright place!BONUS FEATURES: ROCKY JONES AND ME The story behind the ROCKY JONES, Space Ranger TV show that inspired these Charlton Comics by the world-famous comics creator and filmmaker NICOLA CUTI. COVER GALLERY The original covers to Charlton's SPACE ADVENTURES #15 & 16, introducing the TV's Space Rangers to the world of comics! PLUS Two of the original pulpy text tales from the magazines: SPACE SHIP COURAGE and ROOM TO LIVE!NOTE: These stories have been reproduced from the vintage comics of over 60 years ago. Attempts have been made to clean up the pages to make them look as close to the original printed experience as possible, flaws and all!


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