Monday, April 27, 2009
Random Comic Book Splash Page #18
MYSTERY IN SPACE was one of DC Comics' most exciting anthology titles of the Silver Age. Edited by Julius Schwartz and primarily written by Gardner Fox and John Broome, its science fiction tales felt as though they came right out of the pulps of the 1930s. Which they well may have been, considering that Fox and Broome were extremely intelligent, well-read men with much experience penning sci-fi novels and short stories.
My favorite MIS feature is Adam Strange, not just because of the imaginative Fox plots, but especially due to the gorgeous artwork of Carmine Infantino, who was inked on "The Spaceman Who Fought Himself" by the equally great Murphy Anderson. In general, Infantino isn't one of my favorite pencilers, but his Adam Strange stories are always sleek and exciting, and his rendering of Adam's wife Alanna made her one of the sexiest women in comics.
This Fox/Infantino/Anderson page is from MYSTERY IN SPACE #74, cover date March 1962.