Space Ace and the Invisible Death!
First of all, for all you Jet Powers fans out there, I have fixed the broken links to the story, "The Three Million-Year-Old Men" in Pappy's #133. There must've been some sort of cosmic disruption…I checked those links at home and on my work computer after posting them and they worked. So who knows…just another spacey computer mystery.
Speaking of spacey, this Space Ace story, "The Invisible Death!" from Jet #2, 1951, is an action-filled short science fiction story right out of Planet Stories and Planet Comics. It's real space opera with a beautiful babe and Space Ace on Saturn's moon, Titan, looking for the "Ocean Of Diamonds," which is protected by the Invisible Death! And that's a problem only if you get by the Jumping Mountains to get there.
The explanation for the Invisible Death--using rays to cook someone from the inside out--sounds a lot like a microwave oven.
The art is by someone whose name I don't know, and like the story in Jet #1, is influenced by Wayne Boring, then the main Superman artist.
In Jet #3, upcoming, Al Williamson takes over the Space Ace art chores.
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