Gold Key's Captain Venture and the Land Beneath the Sea was a short lived comic book series written by Gaylord Du Bois with art by Dan Spiegle. Captain Venture began as a back-up feature in Space Family Robinson #6 - #36 featuring painted covers with back cover pin-ups.
|Space Family Robinson #6 1st Captain Venture|
|Space Family Robinson #14|
|Space Family Robinson #36 Last Captain Venture|
Rip-Roaring comic book adventure in the style of some of the better TV Sci-Fi of the era. Dan Spiegle’s art pushes the overall quality of the book up a notch or two, but it’s certainly helped by the brilliant Gaylord DuBois with his script for the second issue.
|Captain Venture and the Land Beneath the Sea #1|
Captain Venture and the Land Beneath the Sea #1 U.S. Space Probe Pilots Struggle to Survive While Stranded in the Depths of a Strange Planet!"Land Beneath the Sea"
Investigating a strange new world, Captain Venture and his co-pilot struggle to regain control when their ship is struck by a meteor. They crash into the sea but then surface into a lushly forested cavern -- illuminated by artificial light. Recognizing that they must rely on each other in a new way, they go onto a first-name basis for the duration.
Compilation from Space Family Robinson #6 (1st Appearance) - #14.
|Captain Venture and the Land Beneath the Sea #2|
"Fall Far...Fall Deep"
In an original story, Rex and Scotty are forced to land their tiny space module on a volcano when it overheats. While exploring they fall into a bottomless pit but are saved when a side draft pulls them into a hole in the wall of the volcano and they land on giant mushrooms. They rescue a humanoid named Hera from strange creatures and she takes them home to meet her father Lucan, a scientist. Rex is leery of Hera for good reason as Lucan attempts to drug them so that he can experiment on them.
Painted cover by George Wilson.
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