(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
Story by Al Stenzel / Art by ALDEN McWILLIAMS
BOYS' LIFE / June 1966
(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!