Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DRIFT MARLO "File of the Periled Peace-Maker" Conclusion

Is an alien from space attempting to sabotage the new Anti-Missile Missile?
Detective Drift Marlo is attacked by someone...or something...near the launch pad.
Later he notices that Dr Fowler, who opposed the project had a bad leg...and the "alien" had the same limp...
This tale from Dell's Drift Marlo #1 (1962), was written by Phil Evans and illustrated by Tom Cooke, who also handled the Drift Marlo syndicated newspaper strip.
Yes, you read it right...syndicated newspaper strip.
Running for a decade from 1961 to 1971, the strip, while never a major hit, developed a dedicated audience.
The comic book, which ran only two issues, contained totally-new material, not reprints of the strips, as was so often the case with such titles including Dick Tracy, Brenda Starr, and Flash Gordon.
There have been no book reprints of the Drift Marlo comic strip, nor was the short-lived comic book ever reprinted.

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