Gold Key Comics' Explorers in the Unknown was written by Dick (Jet Dream) Wood with art by Giolitti (Star Trek) Studios, Nevio (Star Trek) Zeccara and Jose (Yellow Submarine) Delbo.
|Jet Dream #1 written by Dick Wood!|
|Star Trek #1 Nevio Zaccara artwork!|
Explorers in the Unknown was about the voyages of the Hunter I in the near future, like a test run for the Star Trek series. There's only three officers (including the ship's commander, Colonel Clark) in the Hunter I's personel.
The four page back-up series began in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6 and ran through #15. Unfortunately, it has never been reprinted.
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6 First Explorers in the Unknown!|
|Continued from above!|
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6 One of Our Astronauts is Missing!
"Manhunt in Space"
Only story done by the Giolitti Studio. Alberto provided artwork for a majority of the Gold Key Star Trek (#3-#39) comic books. I must admit though, I did like the design of the Hunter I.
"The Demons of the Deep Space"
Nevio Zeccara would serve as artist for the first two issues of the Gold Key Star Trek comic book.
"The Hostile Asteroid"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #9 Instruments Record the Approach to a Tiny, Mysterious Planet on the Fringe of the Milky Way Galaxy!
"The Graveyard of Space"
Not a novel idea, but still effective.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #10 The Secret to Planet Big Puzzle!
"Mystery of the Magnetized Planet Chapter II"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #11 Escape Into Space!
"Mystery of the Magnetized Planet Chapter III: Uncertain Lift-Off"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #12 There it was, Tucked Away in a Far Corner of a Galaxy - A Mysterious Planet!
"Prisoners of the "Jelly" Planet"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #13 The Hunter I has Plummeted Into the Strangest of All Planets!
"Prisoners of the "Jelly" Planet Chapter II"
"Prisoners of the "Jelly" Planet Chapter III"
The only story drawn by Jose Delbo.
It would be nice to see these stories collected.
Maybe time will tell.
Live Large My Friends!
|Star Trek #3 begins Alberto Giolitti artwork!|
|Nevio Zaccara's Space Ark!|
|Star Trek #2 only other issue by Nevio Zaccara!|