Friday, May 30, 2014

Free Comic Book Science Classic Download - Space Adventures # 11 1954 As Fodder For Your Old School Science Fiction Campaigns

Grab It Right
Another Carlton comics download this one has a bit of everything for that science fiction or science fantasy campaign. All the usual suspects are here in this issue.
 'Inter planetary Safari' is a perfect set up for an Xplorers game or even better a retrofuture Stars Without Numbers campaign. The ideas here in this story are bold and very solidly done with some great 1950's style artwork.
'You Are The Jury' is a well thought out yarn that makes a nifty intermediate encounter for an old school science fiction style campaign. Very nicely done actually. 
'Machine vs Mars' is easy to adapt to any number of games and resounds quite nice as a quick little add in for a game like Stars Without Number. Interesting stuff in the usual 1950's two pager. 
'Dead Reckoning' is a great little quick number that has some echoes with both Stars Without Number and as a post apocalyptic style encounter. A little implied sex, romance, murder, and the pay off go a long way as a quick set up for an adventure encounter!
 'Legions of Atlantis' is the real gem of this issue and perfect for Mutant Future when you need a fast start or kick off style adventure! Very well done in my opinion and a perfect set up for a lead in for a game! All in all this is a perfect issue to lead in with a group of players not expecting things done in the old styles of the Carlton Comics tradition.

What Is Space Adventures?

According to Wiki: 
Space Adventures (sometimes cover-titled Science Fiction Space AdventuresSpace Adventures Presents Rocky Jones and other variations for particular issues) was an American science-fiction anthology comic book series published sporadically by Charlton Comics from 1952 to 1979. Its initial iteration included some of the earliest work of industry notablesSteve DitkoDick Giordano, and Tony Tallarico, and at least one story by EC Comics mainstay Bernard Krigstein.
In 1960, a second iteration introduced the superhero Captain Atom by writer Joe Gill and artist Ditko, shortly prior to Ditko's co-creation of Spider-Man for Marvel ComicsSpace Adventures, a science-fiction anthology comic book from the Derby, Connecticut-based Charlton Comics, was initially published for 21 issue (cover-dated July 1952 - Aug. 1956). Issues #9-12 (Winter 1954 - Aug. 1954) were cover-titled Science Fiction Space Adventures. The following two issues were cover-billed Space Adventures Presents The Blue Beetle, and featured reprints of the defunct publisher Fox Comics' superhero, from 1939. Issues 15-18 (March-Sept. 1955) carried the rubric Space Adventures Presents Rocky Jones, and featured that children's television character in licensed TV spin-off stories. These were primarily illustrated by penciler Ted Galindo and inked by, variously, Dick GiordanoRay Osrin, or Galindo himself. Giordano penciled at least one "Rocky Jones" story, "Gravity-Plus", inked by Jon D'Agostino, in issue 18. Issues 19 and 21 reverted to Space Adventures, interspersed with another licensed tie-in, Space Adventures Presents First Trip to the Moon — a retitled reprint of writer Otto Binder, penciler Dick Rockwell and inker Sam Burlockoff's adaptation of the movie Destination Moon, from Fawcett Comics' 1950 one-shot of that name.[1]
Space Adventures #10-11 (Spring-June 1954) contained two of Steve Ditko's first half-dozen comic-book covers.[2] Issue 16 (May 1955) features a six-page story, "Jealousy on Kano", by artist Bernard Krigstein, one of EC Comics' acclaimed creators in one of his small handful of non-EC stories during that publisher's 1954-55 heyday

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.