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cspg
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posted 02-02-2018 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sky Masters of the Space Force: the Complete Dailies 1958-1961
by Dick Wood,‎ Dave Wood,‎ Daniel Herman (Editor),‎ Jack Kirby (Artist),‎ Wallace Wood (Artist),‎ Dick Ayers (Artist)
Jack Kirby's comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies from Sky Masters of the Space Force. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters of the Space Force and his gang of intrepid followers which closely resemble Kirby's work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby's artwork is embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers.

Sky Masters was created at the beginning of the space race ― when who would get into space and to the moon first ― was a national obsession. The strip takes place in the not to distant future where the United States sends men into space but hasn't ventured much further yet. The series in clearly anchored in the late 1950s/early1960s so it serves as a highly stylized period piece that still holds up very nicely. The material used in this archival edition ranges from original art, to press proofs, to tear sheets, and boasts the best reproduction of the strip ever.

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Hermes Press (January 30, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1613451296
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613451298

Gilbert
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posted 02-02-2018 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A cheap magazine style collection of this comic strip was published several years ago. I purchased it and read it. It was very enjoyable and mostly realistic, sort of like Steve Canyon in space.

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