Thursday, October 18, 2012

Reading Room: SPEED CARTER: SPACEMAN "Sting of the Scorpeople"

What's cooler than dealing with an alien menace in deep space?
Why, dealing with two alien menaces (who are also fighting each other) in deep space, of course!
The names of the constellations Scorpio and Sagittarius are Earth culture-based and their shapes as scorpions and centaurs can only be discerned from Earth.
So, why did evolution produce species that resemble Earth-based creatures in those distant star-systems?
And, why do centaurs have wings?
Probably tight deadlines, because it's an inherently-silly premise.
(And I won't even go into why Johnny says they're crashing into a star, when it's obviously a planet...)

This story from Speed Carter: SpaceMan #6 (1954) was scripted (as were all Speed Carter tales) by Hank Chapman, and illustrated by Bob Forgione.
This was the final tale in Speed's final issue.
However it's not the last Speed story we'll present in RetroBlogs™!
There's one more Famous Explorers tale we'll run here next week.
And there's another Speed story from #6 that we'll present at our "sister" blog, True Love Comics Tales™ next Wednesday!
Why there instead of here?
Find out on Wednesday!
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