Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Lion Annual (1958)
More Lion loveliness. This cover illustrates the story 'Prisoners of Space Outlaws'. That I-don't-believe-it-would-be-able-to-walk-in-real-life 'Giant Walking Machine' belongs to the evil outlaws; but here's what happens to them:
A little wonkily scanned, I'm sorry to say; but, see! (click for larger view) See those excellent propellerhead helmets the good guys are wearing. Wouldn't those crack troops just spin round and round in midair if they wore those? Ah, who cares? Boo to cowardly 'Spartza'! His dream of world conquest turned into a nightmare -- guess he reckoned without Captain Condor! "All right, Condor! I know when I'm beaten! You win. Don't shoot. I'll tell you anything you want to know, and afterwards I promise to give up crime altogether and instead join the Stone Roses as frontman."