Saturday, July 16, 2011

Reading Room: JET DREAM "Spy in the Sky"

The very first Jet Dream tale...
...from Man from U.N.C.L.E. #7 (1965).
Jump in and enjoy!
This opening tale by writer Dick Wood, penciler Mike Sekowsky and inker Frank Giacoia was not related to U.N.C.L.E. in any way, except being spy-themed!
You'll note it's only four pages. Every Jet Dream tale until the book-length one-shot was the same length.
As a result, characterization and back-story are at a minimum and the stories race along at a maniacal pace!
The team is, like the Blackhawks, international, with members from the US, Germany, England, France, and an unspecified Pacific island.
They're all expert aircraft pilots, all can handle weapons and know various marital arts, and each has unique talents.
Unlike the Blackhawks of the era, they are mercenaries, hiring out to the highest bidder (as long as they're not Commies or an evil organization like SPECTRE or THRUSH)!
There's no origin story, we're just introduced to them as an already-organized and fully-equipped team.
We're adding Jet Dream and Her StuntGirl CounterSpies into the rotation of ongoing strips in our Reading Room, so keep an eye on us for their next appearance!


  1. Fantastic! I've been enjoying the vivid lines of Sekowsky lately, and this is a dandy addition I've never come across before. Thanks.

    Rip Off

  2. There's MORE Sekowsky Jet Dream to come!
    He did a number of the 4-pagers before being replaced by Joe Certa!
    You can find several Sekowsky tales at our "sister" blog True Love Comics Tales by clicking on this Sekowsky-oriented link...
    (and there'll be another 4-page Jet Dream tale published at True Love on Wednesday!