Cover by Steranko and Conley - detail

Astounding Space Thrills #1 original series




This is the very first Astounding Space Thrills comic book.

Featuring an explosive cover by series storyteller Steve Conley and comics legend STERANKO (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Shadow), this first plutonium-powered issue introduces the retro-universe of Argosy Smith, Theremin and a cosmos of new characters. Beginning part one of “The Codex Reckoning” the characters seek the Codex Melzi – mysterious lost notes of Leonardo da Vinci. As a backup story, a 7-page retro sci-fi adventure “The Victor Belt” features the Hero of Strata 4, Jet Victor by Marty Baumann. As an extra bonus: a sci-fi pin-up from STERANKO!

This issue introduces the characters Argosy Smith, Theremin, Petra and Redmond.

The issue also includes the bonus, short comic story “The Victor Belt” featuring Marty Baumann’s Jet Victor.

Written and illustrated by: Steve Conley
Cover by: Steve Conley and Jim Steranko
First printing, May 1998

Signed by Steve Conley

Standard cover ($10) and rarer, textless “virgin” cover ($15) versions are available.

Additional information


Standard cover with logo and text, Rare "virgin" cover without logos and text