Weird Tales of the Future no.2, 1952


Another sensational Basil Wolverton cover

Weird Tales of the Future no.2, Jun 1952, published by Stanley Morse (Key). Cover by the amazing Basil Wolverton. 

Wolverton has two horror sci-fi tales and one funny sci-fi strip in the Jumpin’ Jupiter series. 

“Flight to the Future” features a criminal that is buried in a suspended animation tank only to awake in a far different future. 

“Escape to Death” is even better, featuring another prisoner, Rocky Trask, escaping from a prison on one of Jupiter’s moons. A Martian named Gror has an escape plan that Rocky takes for himself. The ending twist is grim and poetic. This is one of my favorite Wolverton stories. 

The other two stories are well below average.

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