Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Black and White Wednesday: Space: 1999 "Class Determination: Alien Insecta!"

Here's a sci-fi treat for ya, Groove-ophiles! From Charlton's Space: 1999 magazine #4 (cover-dated May 1976), here's "Class Determination: Alien Insecta!" written by former pro-football-player-turned-comicbook-writer Mike Pellowski with amazing art by the magnificent and mysterious Ed Davis.


  1. Good one, Groove! Ed Davis is one of my favorites from the Groovy Age. I recall hearing that he was a Viet Nam vet and associate of Neal Adams & Continuity. His art is scarce: besides the SPACE:1999 story above, a short in RED CIRCLE SORCERY # 6; a backup story in OUR FIGHTING FORCES # 150; a strip in HEAVY METAL # 3-6 and 8, which I have not seen, and a surreal four pager in # 13, which I have; a Two-Face origin in DC SUPER-STARS # 14 with Josef Rubinstein inks; the first "Gravedigger" cover & art in MEN OF WAR # 1 and an "Enemy Ace" story with good Juan Ortiz inking in # 1-3; a CRAZY cartoon, CONAN and DOC SAVAGE pinups, and that's all. He was reported in EPIC ILLUSTRATED # 4 to be working on a graphic novel for Continuity, but if it ever appeared it wasn't in the U.S. I'd love to know what happened to him because all his extant work is excellent. Yes, sir, "mysterious" is right.



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