Not quite succeeding in my one-a-day goal. Thursday night, I found my way to Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #6. A long comic, I read only the first story before falling asleep. And last night I had friends over for dinner, Mad Men, and drinks (scotch and old-fashioneds seemed appropriate). After which I basically collapsed into bed. Now it's Saturday morning, and I have a bit of time, but do need to be off to work sooner than later.
This comic has been mentioned in these forums a few times, both for its excellent cover, and the stories. I bought it many years ago. I think it had just caught my eye at a comic convention one day. But, as has happened, I bought a lot of comics at that particular convention, and then failed to actually read them all. Thus I have never read this comic, despite explicitly paying $5 for it because I wanted to read it.
The first story is an adaptation of Behold the Man, by Doug Moench and Alex Nino. I have read the novel and found the adaptation into comic form to be true to it. Next is a prose interview with Bob Shaw, who explains how slow glass works. Slow glass is used in the comic for the framing sequences and gets right to the heart of what I love about science fiction.
It continues in this excellent vein. Old Soldier by Bruce Jones is the story of a man suddenly aged many years, and dealing with its effects on his life. Mind Games by John Allison tells the story of a soldier in 1980 fighting World War III and his encounter with God. Visitation by Don Glut and Reuben Yandoc tells the story of a superstitious town burning a witch, and the alien who visits them.
I only own this one issue. Think I will add the rest to my list.