Monday, November 21, 2011

Captain Marvel Jr #78 (The Unknown Invasion) October 1949

 (The stories from CMJ #78 are taken from a Canadian reprint edition.)

The Unknown Invasion

In this outer space invasion story the extra-terrestrials resemble the later science fiction movie "The Blob". This well written story by Otto Binder even has educational content. Freddy Freeman thinks, "I read once, in astronomy, that certain stars give off blue light, with no red in it! On any planet of such a sun, the native people would not even know there is such a color! These protoplasm invaders don't see red at all!" This story is so much better crafted than Binder's earlier efforts like "CMJ Battles on Another World!" (CMJ #6) "CMJ Battles the Moon Menace" (CMJ #9). Art by Bud Thompson.

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