Monday, August 1, 2016

Reading Room CAPTAIN JOHNER AND THE ALIENS "Day of the Nightmare"

...Commander Zarz and his crew of aliens have discovered "false men" among the humans who greeted them when they arrived on Earth!
Are humans fickle, or what?
Make you wonder why aliens would even want to interact with us!
Creator/writer/artist Russ Manning is certainly using the "color hold" technique to best advantage when showing other dimensions, giving the strip a distinctive "look" at a time when other artists like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby were doing their own wild (and equally-unique) versions of alternate realities!
This tale from Gold Key's Magnus: Robot Fighter #13 (1966) adds the worrysome aspect of a wide-ranging threat that won't be easily-stopped.
But that's a story for another time...


  1. Thanks for showing these! I'd bought the collected stories in that one-off, and presumed they were it, so it's a pleasant surprise to find that there's more.

    1. You're welcome.
      Manning is not as famous as some of his contemporaries, and he deserves more respect, not just for his illustration work, but his attempts (like the color holds) to stretch the visual impact of comics!


Thanx for posting!

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