Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reading Room MYSTERY IN SPACE "Operation Phobos"

We presented the first Swinging Sixties Interplanetary Investigations tale HERE... here's their final adventure from DC's Mystery in Space #102 (1965)!
Note Sean Connery-lookalike Damos appears again.
Also note (from the ad at the end of the story), this month also saw the Strange Adventures premiere/origin of "The Man with the Animal Powers" who would morph a couple of issues later into superhero Animal Man, who's still active in DC comics and tv series over 50 years later, unlike the secret agents of Interplanetary Investigations!
Written by Dave Wood, illustrated by Gil Kane, the series had a lot of potential.
Jan and Davos could've become a futuristic Man from U.N.C.L.E./Wild, Wild West/I Spy duo...
What could have been...
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