Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Black and White Wednesday: "Encounter at War" by Strnad and Corben

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Here's a sci-fi shocker from Marvel's Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #4 (April 1975) by Jan Strnad and Rich Corben. Both of these creative giants bounced back and forth from underground mags to "ground-level" mags to mainstream (mainly Warren's) b&w mags during the Groovy Age. "Encounter at War" is a rare Marvel appearance for this titanic team. Dig it, baby!


  1. Neat! I've not seen this Corben work!
    What's with the top and bottom panels on pages 3, 6, and 8?

  2. Wow, I still have this issue (somewhere...); thanks for the reprint. Do you have any idea if this was part of a longer piece? I always expected a "part 2" to appear...
    Keep up the good work,

    1. Hi
      There has been no part2, only a first story in anomaly #3.
      You should visit muuta corben site

  3. Awesome! I've been looking for this on the 'net for a while. I'd read it in one of my uncles pulp mags (Eerie?) when I was about 8 or 9. That might have been a reprint from an earlier underground print of it? At the time I thought the alien language text was totally cool, along with the "transmitter" concept, and the alien fighter pilot who celebrates too soon and gets shot down. Thanks for putting this up, it was definitely a part of my "formative" sci-fi years.



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