Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday Cover(s): SPACE DETECTIVE

Joe Orlando/Wally Wood
If ever there was a comic book tailor-made to my tastes, it has to be Avon's Rod Hathaway, Space Detective, published from July of 1951 to July of '52 - for a total of four issues. I've never actually seen or read a copy, but from the covers - Issue #1 by Joe Orlando, inked by Wally Wood! - and the story titles featured thereon ("Opium Smugglers of Venus," "Sea Nymphs of Neptune," "Metal Murderers of Mars," et al), I suspect I'd love every page! Here's all four covers for your enjoyment!

Wally Wood/Joe Orlando
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Gene Fawcette
Cover scans and credits courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

2 comments:

BrittReid said...

You CAN read the adventures of Space Detective!
Here's some background about him along with the inside front covers for his four-issue run, which are as cool as the covers...
http://atocom.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-coming-ofspace-detective.html
And here's the first adventure...
http://atocom.blogspot.com/2013/01/reading-room-space-detective-bandits-of.html
...written by Walter Gibson (aka Maxwell Grant, author of The Shadow pulp series) and illustrated by Orlando & Wood!

El Vox said...

Those do looking interesting. Great art.

Thanks for the head's up too BrittReid