Monday, June 02, 2008

Number 318

Who R U?

Two four-page stories by Joe Sinnott. Both titles begin with the word "Who," both appear to be cast with the same leading man (although he's wearing a Kirk Douglas chin-dimple in the second). The first, "Who Is Nokki?" was published in Journey Into Unknown Worlds #54, and "Who Steals My Brain" is from Mystic #51, both post-code Atlas Comics, dated a month apart: November and December 1956 respectively.

"Who Steals My Brain" is a sort of Atlas/Marvel signature story, where aliens come to earth to check us out and then decide not to invade because of some attribute of humans they don't understand or that scares them. It's a good thing all of those hundreds of alien races who did the reconnoitering before invasion and backed out didn't get together and join up to kick some Earth ass.

Good, effective art from Joe, who is one of my all-time favorites from the Atlas/Marvel gang.

1 comment:

Karswell said...

Sinnott is one of my favorite artists too. The Nokki story is pretty cool. But egads, the other one... you have to wonder if Joe would read these sci fi post code scripts and go, "Oh god, not this one again. Damn you Stan!!"