Friday, June 19, 2015

Before Grey was in fashion:


A couple of pages from 1978's UFO & Outer Space #16. Per the GCD, no story credit, but art by Frank Bolle.

It struck me as odd, that this entire issue didn't feature what is now a traditional alien type, the Greys. This issue does feature the "Maury Island Mystery," which one of the perpetrators confessed was a hoax; an account of the Virginia Giant, and a brief recap of Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast and resulting hysteria.

As a kid in the seventies, I know I thought I saw a UFO once--because I wanted to see one, so much. Probably wasn't an alien spacecraft, although I still couldn't tell you what it was either.

2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

I really wish you had photo-shopped that one naration box that said Virgina Giant, into Giant Vagina. I'd have paid you.....probably;)

Greys huh? Never heard of em' or seem them. Are they a regional thing or do they appear everywhere?

googum said...

They're the typical, X-Files, Close Encounter kind. You'd know if you saw one!