Monday, June 23, 2014

Reading Room SPACE BUMS "Venus or Bust"

Abbott & Costello were the most popular comedy team of the late 1940s - early 1950s.
So it's not unusual that there were numerous attempts to capture their style of humor on the comics page, including this .
This one-shot tale from Ziff-Davis' Crusader from Mars #2 (1952) was not one of the successful attempts.
It does, however, predate the movie Abbott & Costello Go to Mars by a year.
The flick features them going (by accident) to Venus, which is populated by scantly-clad, beautiful women.
Did the strip inspire the movie?
I have no idea.
In fact, nobody seems to know who wrote or drew this strip.
So many questions...so few answers.

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