Saturday, March 25, 2017
WARREN'S 'SPACEMEN' NO. 4 (PART 1)
Vol. 1 No. 4
Editor: Forrest J Ackerman
Cover artist: Basil Gogos
Behind one of Basil Gogos' more uninspired covers of the "World's Only Space-Picture Magazine" is another great issue of Warren's SPACEMEN. Leading off is the "Shape of Wings to Come", describing what's in store for fans of science-fiction and fantasy films. a brief look at EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, "They Came From Outer Space", a pictorial that shows the similarities between later sci-fi scenes and monsters and their earlier depiction on pulp cover art, "The Ace of Space", a feature on Buster Crabbe as the famous "Flash" Gordon, and a short story reprint by Donald A. Wollheim lauded by the father of pulp science-fiction magazines (including AMAZING STORIES), Hugo Gernsback. Also included is the second part of the coverage of Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND (GIRL IN THE MOON).
Not known for its in depth and insightful articles, SPACEMEN is, at the very least, an important archive of sci-fi and fantasy films, and early science-fiction history.