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The Outer Limits is turning 50....

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Craig Beam, Sep 5, 2013.

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    Well, the cover art is nice, at least, but it feels more like one of Marvel's old monster titles, like Tales to Astonish, Amazing Fantasy or Strange Tales.

    "The Glob From Another Galaxie." My dad had a Ford Galaxie. Maybe the Glob drove up in one...
     
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    Just about everything on the cover is unintentionally funny. The comics makes the worst episodes look great in comparison. ;)
     
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    Hey, Marvel's Strange Tales, etc. were way better art-wise, and story-wise. Not as good as classic EC comics, of course, but a decent runner up. I regret ever selling them. The Outer Limits comics were easy to dispose.
     
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    I never read The Outer Limits comics, but I think the cover art shown here is pretty darned nice.

    60's comic tie-ins were sketchy at best. Gold Key probably did the best, and that's on a sliding scale. Their Star Trek comics were hilariously off beam, but the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea book was top notch. Since that series was a live action comic book, the four color medium fit perfectly. The art was generally great also (Don Heck and Alberto Giolitti to name two). The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants suffered from very poor art (but the covers - especially Time Tunnel - were insanely good). A few years later, Carleton Comics did Space:1999 in both standard color and large sized black and white. They were pretty good. Some of John Byrne's earliest work was on that.
     
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    #3, I remember this one better than some others...as I recall, the cover story supposes that a race of invisible aliens has cohabited Earth with humanity since time immemorial...even as an 8 year old, I knew these comic books were a sloppy knock off that had little to do with the TV show that supposedly inspired them...
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    #4, quite an appealing cover...small Daystar logo at bottom middle...
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    #7...featuring a larger Daystar logo and store ink stamp...
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    Funny, the Daystar logo and the microscope cover with realistic art were the things I liked when I checked out the covers online. I downloaded scans of several issues, if anyone wants them.
     
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    Kind of reminds me of the Classics Illustrated comics of HG Wells The Time Machine. I had a copy as a kid. The cover art was terrific and stayed with me. The design of the Time Machine was cool. My copy was lost over time though.
     
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    I had that one (The Time Machine) and War of the Worlds, Mysterious Island, Moby Dick, etc. Wonder why they never offered those Classics Illustrated in reprints as EC did?
     

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