no 1 the day of the Triffids

série: Unknown worlds of science fiction
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1975
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 20 €
critère: *
remarques: the black-and-white, science fiction comics magazine
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction
ran six bimonthly issues (cover-dated Jan.-Nov. 1975),
plus one annual publication,
Unknown Worlds Of Science Fiction Giant Size Special #1 (1976)
n.b. this annual publication not collected here

Unknown worlds of Science-Fiction no 1, serie 2938,
January 1978, cover John Romita

issue based mainly on the power of the slow glass
concept created by Bob Shaw

1/ slow glass
by Tony Isabella and Gene Colan

2/ the day of the Triffids, chapter one
a world invaded by plans rendering people blind
by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru+Ernie Chua
+ chapters two and three

3/ a view from without
story and art by Neal Adams

4/ the Bradbury chronicles,
the author of Fahrenheit 451
the first of a series of exclusive interviews with SF greats

5/ smash Gordon
a funny thing happened on the way to Mongo
story and art by Frank Brunner

6/ savage world
by scripter Wally Wood and artist Al Williamson

7/ hey buddy, can you lend me a..
four people trapped in a world they never made
story and art by Mike Kalluta

8/ light of other days
by Tony Isabella and Gene Colan+ Mike Esposito

Information

A/ Slow glass
"light of other days" is a science fiction short story by Bob Shaw,
it was originally published in August 1966 in Analog Science Fiction and Fact,
it was shortlisted for the Hugo Award of SF for Best Short Story in 1967,
the story uses the idea of "slow glass": glass through which light takes years to pass,
Bob Shaw used this idea again in later stories, published by Marvel

travelling through a remote area they find a place that sells panes of slow glass,
this is glass that light takes a long time to pass through, even years,
so that a panel of this glass can show a scene from the past,
People were buying slow glass that has been placed in picturesque scenery
so that later they can enjoy the view in their homes or workplaces.
the best quality slow glass is priced by its "thickness",
corresponding to the number of years of scenic view contained within it

B/ unknown worlds of science fiction
the black-and-white, science fiction comics magazine
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction
ran six bimonthly issues (cover-dated Jan.-Nov. 1975), plus one annual publication,
Unknown Worlds Of Science Fiction Giant Size Special #1 (1976),
it was published by Magazine Management,
at the time the parent company of Marvel Comics,
and was cover-branded with the logo of its distributor, Curtis Circulation,
utilizing many Marvel writers and artists, as well as other creators,
it was launched following the cancellation
of Marvel's 1973-74 comic book SF anthology Worlds Unknown.

a framing device throughout the series featured an old curio dealer
who presented his shop's visitors with dramas captured in "slow glass",
a concept that series editor Roy Thomas and writer Tony Isabella
credited in the magazine to writer Bob Shaw

the premiere issue featured both new material and a number of reprints
from fanzines and alternative comics of the era:
- writer-artist Neal Adams' "a View from Without...", from Phase #1 (1971);
- "Smash Gordon, in a funny Thing happened on the way to Mongo'"
by writer-artist Frank Brunner, from Heritage #1a (1972);
- "Savage World", by writer Wally Wood,
pencilers Al Williamson+ Angelo Torres and Roy Krenkel,
inkers Williamson, Torres, and Frank Frazetta, from witzend #1 (1966);
- and "hey Buddy, can you lend me a...", by writer-artist Michael Kaluta,
from Scream Door (Asian Flu) #1 (1971

in addition to the "slow glass" sequences
by writer Isabella and penciler Gene Colan,
original material included part one of a two-issue adaptation
of John Wyndham's novel "the day of the Triffids",
by writer Gerry Conway+penciler Ross Andru;
as well as an adaptation by Isabella and Colan
of Shaw's original "slow glass" with short story "Light of other days"

comics historian Richard J. Arndt believes the "Triffids" adaptation
was originally scheduled for Worlds Unknown #7-8, the final issues,
which had instead deviated from SF adaptations
to adapt the contemporaneous film the golden voyage of Sinbad (1974),
Arndt also notes, "the Savage World story’s art" was done in 1954
for Buster Crabbe Comics but it was unused,
in 1966 Wally Wood wrote a new script (the original had been lost) for the artwork

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