Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Reading Room: VIC TORRY AND HIS FLYING SAUCER "Captive Planet"

One of the weirdest one-shot comics ever... by Golden Age great Bob Powell!
We'll come back to Vic and Laura tomorrow...
Published in 1950 during the flying saucer craze caused by UFO sightings at Roswell in 1947, Vic Torry and His Flying Saucer was probably going to be an ongoing series, but never got past the first issue.
I have that impression because this issue is primarily an intro, detailing how Vic came into possession of the alien ship, as well as setting up an ongoing antagonistic situation with at least one extraterestrial race.
It's possible that the comic was intended as a lead-in to a toy line which never developed.

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