(Continued from Questar 4, Part 1)
In the tradition of Larry Ivie's MONSTERS & HEROES came QUESTAR, a magazine that featured articles on sci-fi movies, and some comic-strips. Apparently it ran for 13 issues before sinking without a trace. Well, I'm here to unearth a part of this forgotten gem (Or whatever it is.)
The 2nd comics story in QUESTAR #4 was the creation of legendary sci-fi movie fan, historian, collector & magazine editor Forrest J. Ackerman, and artist James Warhola. "JUST IMAGINE: JEANNIE!" was very much in the tradition of the 1st episode of "VAMPIRELLA", another character who got her start thanks to Forry, and who also started out a lot more light-hearted than she soon became. "JEANNIE" pays tribute to the 1930 feature film "JUST IMAGINE", a sci-fi musical (of all things!). With more than a small tip-of-the-hat to BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY, Warhola's art give it a look one might more expect from a fashion magazine than a sci-fi series. I've no idea if the story that started here continued in the next (or any other later) issue. If it does, it's so far been 35 years since I read this episode, not knowing how our heroine gets out of her predicament at the end.
Cover by PHIL WILSON (M W Communications / August 1979)
story by Forrest J. Ackerman / art by JAMES WARHOLA / Page 32
"Just Imagine: Jeannie!"
Copyright (C) 1979 Forrest J. Ackerman & James Warhola
Scans from my collection.
Read the SFE / Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction entry on Questar
Read The Por Por Books Blog page on Questar
Read the Forrest J Ackerman page at Wikipedia!
Read the James Warhola page at Wikipedia!
See more art at The Many Lives Of James Warhola site!
Read about the film JUST IMAGINE at Wikipedia!
Read about the film JUST IMAGINE at the Huffington Post site!