Thursday, February 26, 2015

SPACE WAR #26 January 1964

SPACE WAR #26, on first glance appears to be just another issue with the regular stories of invading aliens, robots, and warring factions.
However, nestled in in the middle of these stories (the entire issue's stories are drwan by the capable hands of Bill Molno, and Rocco Mastroserio) is an a story that jumps out as quite different than the usual fare for this series.
The story, titled "Capture", is one of an interplanetary detective named Captain Bee and his mission to track down a beautiful blonde spy from the planet Cuda. A little macho, a little misogynistic,totally in line with the era's attitude's, and a hilarious and fun read. The entire concept is ripe for a recurring character (on one wonders if that was the intention of writer Joe Gill at the time). Indeed, the character , which I brough to the attention to our Arrowheads over on my Charlton Arrow facebook page some time ago, was a hit, and Mort Todd will be bringing Capt. Bee back for a sequel , "Re-Capture" in the fourth issue of THE CHARLTON ARROW.
Below is a quick sneeky peeky at the sequel, and of course, the entire original story.


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