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Written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson, it's the prototype of Adam Strange, complete with jet-pack (and a look-alike for Captain Comet)--this is the real McCoy. Anderson was by this time a master of science fiction, having honed his skills in Planet Comics and already the principal artist for DC's Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space. Publisher Ziff-Davis had deep pockets and could hire the best, and these are three of their classics. Wonderful pulp-style painted covers by Allen Anderson, the #1 cover artist for the Planet Stories pulps!
Classic, beautifully drawn early 1950s space opera, as good as EC could put out.
The bonus issues here are the two-issue run of Crusader from Mars, a pure-pulp sci-fic strip inspired by the popularity of sci-fi TV shows and comics. And also we get the one-shot Eerie Adventures. The painted cover on this is one of my very favorites across the Ziff-Davis line, with a wildly scary skeleton--clutching a dagger--facing off across a chess board with a beautiful but terrified blonde in a low cut dress. It's a classic.
Inside there are two stories by the great Bob Powell (one is "Vampires from Venus") with a collaboration with Howard Nostrand. The third story is cited in Seduction of the Innocent and it's by Gerald McCann. McCann was already a veteran, but his high point was still to come, working for Classics Illustrated on such well-loved adaptations as Jules Verne's Off On a Comet. Planet Stories pulp artist Allen Anderson provides the cover.
Lars was not just written by, it was also created by Jerry Siegel. Anderson does three stories in each of the two issues, and Gene Colan does one story in each. And here again is Allen Anderson, painting both covers...both considered to be in the "classic" category. The #1 features a cool robot cover, too.
- Additional Information
Item Code PCLMH Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781786360533 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 216pg Color Full Color