Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Captain's Library: ROCKY JONES: SPACE RANGER "Velocity X"

"Warp drive" didn't begin with Star Trek...
but lightspeed (or faster) travel was a rarity in 1950s' tv science fiction, where rockets dominated the skies!
Of all the 1950s Space Heroes we present here, Rocky Jones seems closest to the most famous tv Space Hero of all--Capt James T Kirk!
While the credits for this story from Charlton's Space Adventures #15 (1955) list Ted Galindo and Vince Alascia as the artists, there's enough difference from the other stories credited to them for me to believe it's actually Alden McWilliams.

Almost all of the Rocky Jones tv episode-compilation movies are available on DVD and two of them Crash of the Moons and Manhunt in Space were roasted on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Rocky Jones will return in the near future... 

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