Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Killraven: 'Amazing Adventures' No. 18 (May 1973)

Through the magic of eBay I’ve been able to get the Amazing Adventures comics from the early – to – mid 70s that featured ‘Killraven’ and the ‘War of the Worlds’ storyline. I’ll be excerpting selected pages from each issue, No. 18 thru No. 39.

I’ll start things off, naturally enough, with Amazing Adventures No. 18 (May 1973) which introduces the War of the Worlds narrative and the character of Killraven. Gerry Conway wrote the script and Neal Adams and Howard Chaykin shared the artist duties.

I’m posting some of the pages that depict how the ‘second’ War of the Worlds came about, and led to the Martians' conquest of the early 21st century Earth…I remember reading these pages while thumbing thru the book way back in the spring of 1973 at the 7 - 11 in Elmira Heights, New York. 'War of the Worlds' had a very downbeat, intense approach when compared to most of the other books on the rack in those Comics Code Authority days.

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