Monday, November 10, 2008

Charlton Notebook: Space Adventures #8

This short-lived series was pretty hit or miss, but this is definitely one of the strongest issues. I loooove this Jim Aparo cover. It's too bad he wasn't able to do more sci-fi after his move to DC. I'll start with the so-so. There are two Charles Nicholas drawn stories that feel as though they've emerged from Charlton inventory from 1960. There's not much to them as they are much more stale than most stories produced in '69. Now the good - there's a solid opening story ("A Better World Than Ours" with decent art by Eccio. This one plays out like a Twilight Zone episode and deals much more with psychology than action. The finale ("It's A Small World") is a Ditko tour de force - visually stunning, with a fantastic Goldfinger inspired opening splash page.

1 comment:

Jeremy A. Patterson said...

This was also the final issue of this run of 'Space Adventures', so it was some kind of send-off!