Space: 1999 – Aftershock and Awe
Written by Andrew E.C. Gaska
Art by Gray Morrow, Miki, & David Hueso
Cover by Gray Morrow
Release Date: December 17, 2012
Cover Price: $24.95
If you’re looking to take a leisurely breeze through Space: 1999 – Shock and Awe, you’d better think again. Clocking in at 168 pages, this is one of the most involved comics that I’ve ever read. And by involved I mean by both creators AND readers.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite as much love poured into a project as I have this one. It’s clear that Archaia and especially author Andrew E.C. Gaska wanted this graphic novel to be something beyond fantastic and their work clearly shows and that’s what they deliver. In spades. I honestly can’t believe what went into this book – and I’m only speculating.
The first part is a fantastic adaptation of the first episode of the series by Gaska taken from old Charlton Comics! From there, it just gets better. Gaska delves into the back story of the series and even shows us what happens to Earth after the nuclear disaster of September 13, 1999.
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