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ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN SCIENCE

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Complete run #1-7, 1950-51. Highly Recommended. By Wally Wood, Joe Orlando et al. Here's another highly collected classic in the great tradition of Planet Comics, but from a company very much in the style of Avon, featuring sexy, voluptuous ladies and even wilder monsters and aliens. Spaceships and saucers galore plus the wonderful artwork of the great Wallace Wood and his protégé Joe Orlando, just prior to their move to EC. The lead character, Capt. Science, is a space-faring hero. And there are back-up sci-fi stories by Myron Fass, Vince Napoli, Harry Harrison and others to fill out each issue.

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Here's another highly collected classic in the great tradition of Planet Comics, but from a company very much in the style of Avon, featuring sexy, voluptuous ladies and even wilder monsters and aliens. Spaceships and saucers galore plus the wonderful artwork of the great Wallace Wood and his protégé Joe Orlando, just prior to their move to EC. The lead character, Capt. Science, is a space-faring hero. And there are back-up sci-fi stories by Myron Fass, Vince Napoli, Harry Harrison and others to fill out each issue.

In just seven issues Overstreet notes three of the covers feature bondage; #2 has a flying saucer cover swiped from Weird Science #2; #1 features two pages about George Pal’s Destination Moon, with photos. As a Wood collector myself, this title remains, after EC, one of my favorites. Even the coloring is very cool. This is like an updated, 1950s version of Planet Comics--not your father's Planet!More lurid, more like EC and Avon with an “everything goes” attitude. It features some of the best Wally Wood artwork this side of EC, and some fun surprises from other artists.

And a real bonus is Roy Thomas' Foreword, "Captains Outrageous." It begins with his love for and the popularity of "Captain" characters, from Captain America to Captain Video, the latter a TV show and comic title contemporary with this. But he goes on in depth about the offbeat publisher of this, Youthful Magazines. Born in 1949 and gone by 1954, Youthful offered fans a lot of interesting comics in all genres. Westerns with Graham Ingels art; Chilling Tales with rare Matt Baker covers; Beware with an even rarer Frazetta/Sid Check cover and more wild stuff; plus Indian mags and the classic Atomic Attack.

Roy takes the opportunity to illustrate examples of all of their offerings, along with his fascinating history of the talent who they managed to get into their clutches in their short duration.

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Item Code CAPSH
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781848639560
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 288pg
Color Full Color
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