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#1 Joe K.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

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Here's a recently ended auction for a page from the November 1956 issue of Redbook magazine:

http://www.ebay.com:...cvip=true&rt=nc

Here's the page:

Robot Commando Page.jpg
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Edited by Joe K., 15 July 2012 - 10:37 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

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And this close-up of Mr. Wonderful (aka Space Commando):

attachment=52885:Space Commando Robot.jpg]

The cover that month featured Sid Caesar:

http://img2.bdbphoto...p8afathfats.jpg

My thanks to Randetron for his scan and post assistance.
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Edited by Joe K., 15 July 2012 - 10:46 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

Great catch, Joe. That's two years earlier than previously recorded. It still leaves R-35 as the granddaddy of the group in 1955. Can you confirm the name and date of that catalog page?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Can you confirm the name and date of that catalog page?

Brian, I've edited the post accordingly.
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