Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JET SCOTT by Sheldon Stark and Jerry Robinson

Dark Horse has collected the "lost science fiction masterwork" JET SCOTT comic strip, which was written by Sheldon Stark and with wonderful art by Jerry Robinson.

"In the 1950s, when the world was faced with strange or anomalous threats, there was one man who was called on to set the situation right -- Jet Scott of the Office of Scientifact! Whether it was tracking down deadly Banthrax germs, uncovering the source of strange ocean creatures, or discovering the cause of spontaneously combusting pipelines in Saudi Arabia, Jet Scott was the adventurer who could get to the truth!"

We live in such a time when a forgotten strip that lasted only 2 years, from 1953 to 1955, published by the New York Herald-Tribune (and seen in few markets) now sees the new light of day between hardcovers.

Allan Holtz has background and more samples at his Stripper's Guide blog.

Hat tip to Comics Reporter.


Dan Thompson said...

It's because Jerry Robinson is brilliant, and pretty famous. That looks like a great book...I wonder if they put the Sundays in color?

Mike Lynch said...

Dan, the "Things from Another World" site's preorder page says:

Format: Full color, 216 pages, Hard cover, 12" x 9"

So ... I hope that means the Sundays are in full color.

Dan Thompson said...