It’s been a while since Martin Landau and Barbara Bain have graced our screens as Commander John Koenig and Doctor Helena Russell stationed at Moonbase Alpha, but now Space: 1999 is coming back with a big bang, thanks to Archaia’s Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe, coming out this Wednesday, Dec. 12th.
Based on the classic 1975 TV series, Aftershock and Awe is an original graphic novel set in the continuity of the show, which takes place in an alternate universe in which JFK was never assassinated and our space program fulfilled Newt Gingrich’s dream of building a permanent base on the Moon. Well, permanent until disaster, as it’s wont to do, strikes the moon base in the form of an atomic meltdown, which knocks the Moon out of orbit. Are you intrigued? Good – now check out these preview pages from author Andrew E.C. Gaska (Critical Millenium, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes) and remember John Koenig’s immortal words: “We’re all aliens, until we get to know one another.”
Are you excited to see Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe in comic book form? Quemment below and let us know! Also, stay tuned for an interview with Barbara Bain later this week!