Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reading Room: SPACE SQUADRON "Blast Revere: Volunteer for Death"

Besides a "future history", Space Squadron also had an ongoing strip set in the "past"...
...1960 (which was still "the future" in 1951)!
While the writer for Blast's never-reprinted debut in Atlas' Space Squadron #1 (1951) is unknown, the artist should be familiar to Speed Carter: SpaceMan fans...Joe Maneely, Speed's designer/co-creator and primary illustrator for the first half of his run!
Blast Revere ran in all six issues of Space Squadron. and it's one-issue "sequel", Space Worlds.
When Speed Carter: SpaceMan came along a couple of years later, series writer/co-creator Hank Chapman ignored everything done in Space Squadron, producing stories that often contradicted "future history" established in the earlier series.

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