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Subj: Unknown Worlds #57
Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 at 12:32:27 am EST (Viewed 125 times)

Tonight, I read ACG's Unknown Worlds #57 from 1967. This is the last issue of this title . The cover story is "Someone's Looking Out for You", a Native American ghost story spanning over 120 years. I am not a big fan of supernatural stories but the art by Moritz is noteworthy for its detail. The second story is my favorite. It's called "Got the Right Time,Mister?". This is a time travel story with very good art by Wenzel. The story involves a rich, nerdy guy from 1967 with a penchant for knighthood who meets a princess from the 13th century who has used a time machine invented by a wise man from her time to escape her evil uncle. The story development in which the hero gains confidence and goes back in time to rescue the girl of his dreams with two modern-day "weapons" is very well done. I really enjoyed this story but I guess that I am a sucker for an ACG story in which a reluctant hero wins the girl. The last story, "When the Gizmo Blew a Gasket" has potential but it seems like a light-hearted Twilight Zone episode. Shy Dink Blubbermeyer, a student victim of pranks by his classmates, gains super-powers (strength ,speed , walking on walls) from a discarded invention. As the story ends,Dink becomes very popular to the chagrin of his tormentors. The looks on these bad guys in the last panel is priceless. Art by Trapani adds charm to this little tale.Overall. a very entertaining issue from a little publisher that tried hard and successfully in carving a niche for itself in the Silver Age. I surely miss ACG and the fond summer-time memories that arise when I read one of these old comic books.

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