Saturday, December 25, 2010

Science Fiction/Double Feature Presents: Wedding Gift & The Steel Monster (Ziff-Davis;1951)

The Catacombs brings some holiday goodies with a double dose of stories from Amazing Adventures #2 (May 1951); originally published by Ziff-Davis. The talented silver age artist, Murphy Anderson contributes the artwork for the first tale, "Wedding Gift", a story set in 1999 and concerning the most unusual wedding gift of all time.

The second riveting adventure "The Steel Monster" has an original concept that was actually swiped from Theodore Sturgeon's famous science fiction story "Killdozer," which first appeared in Astounding Science Fiction pulp magazine in 1944. That story also later inspired a 1974 TV-movie and Marvel Comics published a bronze age version too, written by Gerry Conway and drawn by Dick Ayers in Worlds Unknown #6 (April 1974).



Anonymous said...

Could you post the missing page 2 from "The Wedding Gift"? Thanks!

Chuck Wells said...

Fixed! (Sorry for the snafu & for the holiday-imposed delay on the repair)