Another space feature by Basil was “Space Patrol,” which appeared in Amazing Mystery Funnies. With its old-fashioned look Wolverton’s science fiction has a steam punk charm right out of the industrial age; rocket ships looking like riveted boilers, for instance.
This episode is from the last issue of Amazing Mystery Funnies #24 (1940).
*Click this pic for a Spacehawk story.
Page 2 & 3 are reversed. I just read through it thinking this was another 40s comic where lots of stuff suddenly happened off panel!
I love the concept of anti-gravity, yet their ships are still basically rockets. Of course, in a couple more years that'd be a little more real with the V2s raining down destruction.
Everything from Wolverton was distinct. His great, Krazy Kat-ish landscapes are so vibrant and really pop off the page.
Thanks, Brian...I'm a little late with a fix, but the pages are now in correct order.
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