Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reading Room: JET DREAM "Spider and the Spy"

...in another short, but sweet comic adventure!
It's amazing how much story writer Dick Wood and artists Mike Sekowsky & Frank Giacoia can cram into only four pages!
Gold Key ran very few ads in their books, so they had to provide editorial content to fill out the 32 pages of material.
Issues 1-6 of Man from U.N.C.L.E. had 32-page stories (Yes, 32 pages of story, not 18-22 story pages with 10-14 pages of ads!)
From #7's into of Jet Dream to the end of the book's run, the lead U.N.C.L.E. story ran 27-28 pages with Jet Dream running 4 pages and, if needed, a one page spy-themed text or filler page.
And all these stories were self-contained.
No ongoing plotlines!
No cliffhangers!
You could jump in at any point and follow the stories perfectly!

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