Monday, July 13, 2015

Reading Room KIDNAPPED BY A SPACE SHIP "Part 5 - Into New Peril"

...and transported to another world.
Ever get the feeling we're about to go from "space opera" to "horse opera"?
This tale from Treasure Chest V14N15 (1959) introduces other aliens, but they're apparently extremely-primitive!
Next Monday, we'll see if the writer and artist follow the then-standard Western story motif of "explorers/settlers meet noble savages and make friends", or if they go off on a different tangent!
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.

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