Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Space Conquerors, 1966

(Continued from 1965)

Well, near as I can tell, Alden McWilliams takes over the art with the
March 1966 episode. There isn't one in the May'66 issue, the first time since Feb'63.  Then it's pretty dependable, until they miss both the Mar'68 and Jun'68 issues, although the latter may have been an accident, as the one intended for that month turned up out-of-sequence in Sep'68. (I'll be running it in the correct sequence when I get to 1968.)

McWilliams had done the long-running TWIN EARTHS newspaper strip, whose concept may have inspired both Gerry Anderson's DOPPLEGANGER feature film, and the "Counter-Earth" concept used in Marvel's ADAM WARLOCK series. McWilliams also did several stories for Warren's CREEPY magazine around this period, all science-fiction of course.

Story by AL STENZEL  /  Art by LOU FINE
BOYS' LIFE  /  January 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  February 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  March 1966
Story by Al Stenzel  /  Art by ALDEN McWILLIAMS
BOYS' LIFE  /  April 1966

BOYS' LIFE  /  June 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  July 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  October 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1966
Finally, an "extra" I just had to include...

(Continued in 1967)

Copyright (C) BOYS' LIFE Magazine
Scan of December 1966 provided by Planet Tom
Restorations by Henry Kujawa

For more fun & info:
Sleestak's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Smurfswacker's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Planettom's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Read the Bob LeRose page at Wikipedia 
Read about the history of Johnstone & Cushing at the Hogan's Alley site
Read the Lou Fine page at Wikipedia
See the Alden McWilliams page at David Saunders' Pulp Artists site
See Alden McWilliams' "2001" promotional booklet
     at the Dreams Of Space blog!

1 comment:

  1. And once again, the Space Conquerors effectively destroy a planet... and this time, they wipe out the indigenous people as well. But at least they stopped that alien tyrant!