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Worlds Unknown (1973) - #1
"The Day After the Day the Martians Came!"
Marvel


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  Editor(s):
Roy Thomas

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John Romita Sr.
 

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Cover Date: May 1973
Cover Price: US $ 0.20

Issue Tagline: The Coming of the Martians!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Words Unknown

Synopsis:
Three science-fiction stories: two all-new adapted stories with a reprint sandwiched between.

Reprints/Collects:
Astonishing (1951) #54

Notes:
The Words Unknown lettercol is an essay by ROY THOMAS addressing science-fiction as a genre, some peoples' prejudices against it, and how this new comic book hopes to find an appreciative audience. The lower-half of the letter's page is a display ad for the DRACULA LIVES! magazine.

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"The Day After the Day the Martians Came" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Gerry Conway
Frederik Pohl

Penciller(s):
Ralph Reese

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Ralph Reese

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Synopsis:
A six-page story addressing prejudice.

Notes:
Adapted from the story by Frederik Pohl. The short story "The Day After the Day the Martians Came" first appeared in the 1967 Harlan Ellison-edited anthology Dangerous Visions.

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"Nightmare at Noon" - Edit this story

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Angelo Torres

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Angelo Torres

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A three-page story reprinted from ASTONISHING #54 (Oct. 1956).

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Writer(s):
Edmond Hamilton
Gil Kane

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Gil Kane

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Mike Esposito - 'Espo'

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Synopsis:
A twelve-page science-fiction retelling of the Icarus legend.

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Adapted from the story by science-fiction pioneer EDMOND HAMILTON. The short story "He That Hath Wings" appeared in the July 1938 issue of the pulp WEIRD TALES.

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