Sunday, February 12, 2012

Moon Trip

I found this lovely item at an estate sale yesterday. It is a smallish, beautifully illustrated book about a hypothetical mission to the moon. It was originally printed in 1958, this edition was the third printing from 1961. This means that when the first edition was published, we had yet to put a man in space, let alone put one on the moon. So that makes this sci-fi to some degree.

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The illustrations by Jerry Robinson are incredible. At first glance the book looks like it could be an indie comic that someone published last year. After looking up Jerry I realized I was already familiar with his work. He was a veteran comic artist and is best known for creating the Joker.

Sadly Jerry passed away last year, but obviously left behind quite a legacy. If the book strikes your fancy there are plenty of copies for sale on Amazon.

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