Saturday, January 22, 2022

Menace Comes From Mars

Sunday Al Williamson Surprise. 

 Most of the Al Williamson stories I have been showing the last few months seem to have been inked by Gray Morrow rather than Williamson himself. One of the things you can see that from, is how he used borderless panels. This weeks story (another one from one of the fantasy titles, not written by Stan Lee) looks more like Williamson's own work. There seems to be some agreement online that Roy Krenkel helped him with this one, though. I am not enough of an expert to tell, but it doesn't seem unlikely.


Smurfswacker said...

I've no complaints about the excellent art, but I can't believe Stan Lee let stand the writer's crazy claim that travel between Earth and Mars would take centuries without a hyperspace drive. Articles in popular magazines of the time agreed that a Mars journey would take a long time, but "a long time" meant four or five years. Strange.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Hm... I just thought it might be worse. The writer could hvae gotten it right and Stan might have changed the name of the planet to make it more 'relateble' without rereading the story properly.