Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Spores From Space
Frank Frazetta worked on this 8-page science fiction strip from Mystery In Space #1, 1951. I believe the Fleagle Gang, Kurtzman's nickname for Frazetta, Williamson, Torres, Krenkel, etc., may have helped draw this strip.The usual Frazetta signature is missing, although there is a small colophon in the lower left corner that looks like a double-F. The early issues of Julius Schwartz-edited Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space credited writers, but not artists.
"Spores From Space" is like a reverse global warming, a new ice age is setting in. The heroes believe the spores are an alien threat and send a missile to blow up the asteroid where the aliens live.
[SPOILER] Melting all the snow and ice would create massive flooding, which isn't mentioned in the story. It's too bad the aliens weren't hostile after all, just trying to help, and the Earthmen blew them up for nothing! Ha-ha. Well, shit happens.