Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Space Ace and the Invisible Death!
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 like a microwave oven.
The art is credited to Lawrence Woromay, 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.