Monday, December 08, 2014
Number 1667: Strange Robot Adventures: Chris KL99 and the world of giant robots
Chris KL-99 (or KL99 as he is known here) was an attempt at using a continuing character in a comic book designed primarily as an anthology series. Chris was also known as “the Christopher Columbus of space,” and reminded me of Hamilton’s pulp creation, Captain Future. Chris KL-99 was featured in only nine stories over 15 issues. I don’t know why the series wasn’t more successful. Hamilton was a talented and popular wordsmith in the science fiction field, who besides writing science fiction stories for Schwartz’s titles also wrote Superman and Batman stories for DC editors Jack Schiff and Mort Weisinger.