Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reading Room: SPACE ADVENTURES "Lunar Rendezvous"

A 1950s-style script with art that tries to offer a 1960s "psychedelic" feel...
...in this never-reprinted tale from Charlton's Space Adventures V2#6 (1969)
Sam Glanzman was an amazingly-versatile artist, whose work in every genre was usually exemplary.
Whether this was a rush job, or he simply had an off-week, or he was experimenting with a new inking style, it's just not up to his usual high standards.
BTW, you may notice the indicia says "Vol 1 Number 6", but the book is actually from Vol 2 Number 6!
Charlton's first Space Adventure title ran from 1952-56, then 1958-64 for a total of 58 issues.
This tale was from a 1968-69 revival of the title that lasted only 7 issues.

2 comments:

  1. This story's art has the feel & look of Sam and his brother Louis's work on the 1950's Tom Corbett series illustrated books. It does look rushed but some of Sam's layouts are beautiful.

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    1. It's a lot rougher and less detailed than his work on, for example, Dell's Voyage to the Deep, which you'll also find on this blog.

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