...they were plummeting towards the surface of a planet in a far-distant solar system...
They've discovered an uninhabited alien city, operational technology run by an unseen intelligence, and a flying saucer in the space of just six pages in this tale from Treasure Chest V14N13 (1959)
Yet, they're taking all this pretty calmly!
Kids back then must've been made of sterner stuff than today's coddled tweens!
We'll see what happens when they board the flying saucer two weeks from now!
Writer Frances Crandall followed the accepted concepts of space travel postulated by scientist Wener Von Braun and, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell in various books and magazines like Conquest of Space, and popularized in numerous 1950s movies like Destination Moon and Angry Red Planet!
Artist Fran Matera was also the art director/art editor for Treasure Chest, but is best known for his long run on the Steve Roper and Mike Nomad newspaper strip.