Beyond Mars


    By Jack Williamson and Lee Elias


    Unlike other science fiction strips, this one was created and written by a bona fide science fiction star–Jack Williamson! The strip was drawn by Lee Elias in a style clearly influenced by Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles. This oversized book presents the complete series—all 161 strips from 1952 to 1955—in its original color!

    The story takes place 200 years in the future when “a new force—paragravity—had enabled men to live and breathe on the asteroids.” It is loosely based on Williamson’s Seetee novels. Seetee = CT, or “contraterrene,” was an unusual concept at the time; it’s now well-known as “anti-matter.” The strip stars Mike Flint, a spatial engineer who lives on Brooklyn Rock, an asteroid “beyond Mars.” With his green-skinned metallic partner from Venus, Flint gets involved in a series of lighthearted adventures, battling space pirates, teaming up with a bevy of beautiful and strong-minded women, and dealing with addicts of the mysterious space drug called “star dust.”

    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Bruce Canwell / 9.25″ x 12″ / hardcover/ color / 160pp / ISBN 978-1-63140435-1