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Unknown Worlds #35
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February 9th, 2013 by Rusty

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Unknown Worlds #35 cover

Unknown Worlds #35

Date: Oct-Nov 1964
Publisher: American Comics Group
Cover Price: 12¢
2013 Price Range: $5 – $70
Stats: 25 color pages plus “Kisses and Hisses” letters column and ads
Writers: Lafcadio Lee, Pierre Alonzo
Artists: Edd Ashe, Pete Costanza
Notable Notes: An early appearance of a somewhat popular secret agent!

An Amazing Discovery!

The story of how I came to possess this comic book is an awesome one! So, in the late 1990s my oldest brother was remodeling an old house in a small, rural town. As he was gutting the kitchen area he found this comic inside one of the walls! Realizing that it might be valuable he carefully pulled it out from between the crumbling dry-wall and eventually brought it to me to see how much it was worth. Given its condition I told him it was worth about $10 – $20 dollars. Well, that didn’t make his eyes light up with dollar signs, so he eventually gave it to me! I think it is a great comic book, and even if it is only worth $10 that is still 83 times its original value! Yay for old comics!

Synopsis:

This issue contains 3 stories. The first, “A Leprechaun Can Come In Handy!” is about a shy office worker named Albie Crump who is secretly in love with the beautiful Peggy Johnson and is constantly picked on by the jerk Pete Wurst. But his luck changes one day when he finds and honest-to-goodness Irish leprechaun in the warehouse! The next story, “Mississippi Mystery!” follows John Force, Magic Agent of the American Security Group, as he discovers and infiltrates a foreign spy ring operating on a river show boat! The final story, “We’ll Make Earth A Paradise!” is about a race of super intelligent dogs from another planet who come to Earth to find a body for their amazing minds. However, upon arrival they are fired upon and constantly mistreated. Gosh – stupid humans!

My 2 Cents:

  • This is the only issue of Unknown Worlds I have ever read, and I was quite pleased with it! Sure, it’s 49 years old, but I thought it was great fun to read!
  • The story lines were a bit formulaic, and even silly at times. I thought the first 2 stories were much better than the third one, and even though they were a bit over-the-top I still had a blast reading them!
  • The art was the one aspect that really stood out in all 3 stories. I thought the attention to detail show by the artists was exquisite – and I found myself really lingering over the pages and soaking in the great pictures! Bravo!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 3 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars

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