Friday, March 18, 2016

Reading Room STRANGE WORLDS "Lost Kingdom of Athala"

It's Friday, time for a story that'd make a great "popcorn" movie!
It's hokey, doesn't make much sense, but boy, it's loaded with action and it looks great!
Written by Gardner Fox, penciled by Joe Orlando & Wally Wood, and inked by Wood, this fast-paced story from Avon's Strange Worlds #4 (1951), would make a great Saturday afternoon flick, thanks to current state-of-the-art special effects!
EXTRA: Here's the b/w inside cover for this issue, which featured an illustrated preview of the stories by Wally Wood.
Note the heavy use of "craftint" texturing which Wood used to create a distinctive "look" for his art...
The script was re-used, almost verbatim, in 1970 by Eerie Publications, but the artwork for the retelling was nowhere near as good.

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