Rip Jagger's Dojo
Apparently the trademark of the 1952 Ziff-Davis series had expired when Kirby came up with the concept.(If only he had illustrated the Jerry Siegel-edited 2-issue comic!)Sky Masters was a much more "realistic" series displaying "day after tomorrow" technology.I wonder if some of the material from Kirby's concept ended up being adapted into Race for the Moon stories?http://atocom.blogspot.com/2011/08/reading-room-race-for-moon-kirby.htmlAs to the earlier comic book...SpaceBusters was a war comic set in the future.Think of it as a less-sophisticated version of Starship Troopers, sorta "Sgt Fury or Sgt Rock in Space" with "spacebusters" being slang for front-line soldiers, much like "dogface" or "leatherneck"!Interestingly, it featured a woman (albeit a noncombatant) as part of the front-line team.http://warpastpresentfuture.blogspot.com/2011/10/spacebusters-empress-of-belzar.html
Beautiful artwork for sure!