Startling Comics #48 is dated November 1947, and there is more being featured here than just “Lance Lewis, Space Detective”! This book, for sure, is one of my favorite all time covers.  In fact, the last seven in the series #47-#53 are all fantastically cool.  They are all amazing “Xela” (Alex in reverse) Alex Schomburg specials.

He made an interesting transition into science-fiction (and Jungle sirens) with airbrush illustrations at nearly the same time as four Better/Nedor publications changed over their themes from traditional WWII era super heroes. These were Thrilling Comics, Exciting Comics, Wonder Comics and Startling Comics.  Red dresses adorned each of the science fiction good girls on all of these covers to the delight of readers of the era and comic collectors to this day.