Saturday, June 4, 2011

Space:1999 - The Cover Art!

Joe Staton

Charlton's seven-issue color adaptation of the British sci-fi show Space:1999 was exceedingly well done. That was because they drafted their finest craftsmen at the time to take the compelling premise of an Earth Moonbase thrown across the galaxy and weave some very energetic tales.

The writing was done by Nick Cuti for the first five issues with John Byrne doing one issue and Mike Pellowski writing the final installment. The artwork was handled by Joe Staton for the first two issues, followed by John Byrne for four more, before the series was handed to Pat Boyette just before it reflected the changes in the TV series itself in season two and then was canceled.

Here, save for the debut cover itself, are the covers for the color comic series alongside the original artwork for each.


Joe Staton


John Byrne


John Byrne


John Byrne


John Byrne


Pat Boyette

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2 comments:

  1. Nice score! If I'd been able to find scans of those pieces, I would have definitely posted them on my Space: 1970 blog - but you "scooped" me! Great post!

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  2. I'm a huge fan of Barbara Bain and Martin Landau
    in Mission Impossible, but I've never warmed to Space:1999. They are some good looking issues though!

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