Friday, July 08, 2016
Number 1916: The strange delusion
I love old flying saucer stories, even if I'm not a true believer in UFO lore (I do not believe every light in the sky which cannot be readily explained is a vehicle carrying aliens from other planets, for instance). But the iconic images of the genre are irresistible to me, reminding me of those days of movies like Earth Vs the Flying Saucers or This Island Earth. When I saw those movies during their initial releases in theaters I thought they were out-of-this-world-cool!* This Island Earth, and its images of Metaluna, the devastated planet under bombardment, appears to have influenced a couple of panels of “Strange Delusion” from Adventures Into the Unknown #97 (1958).
Grand Comics Database gives credit for the pencils to Pete Costanza.
A past saucer posting, this one from 2012, has links to yet more UFOs! Just click on the thumbnail: