Tuesday, October 7, 2014

VITAL AND DANGEROUS MISSIONS OF THE SEAVIEW IN VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA !!!

  
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was one of my favorite TV series. It was some of the best and most exciting science fiction on TV at the time

UK comic book of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!

Admiral Nelson: Seaview's job is never finished. As long as there are destructive forces in the world. As long as there are secrets of nature to be probed, believe me, there'll be work for us. On missions just as vital and as dangerous as this one.


In Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Admiral Harriman Nelson's submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually he, Commander Lee Crane and the crew find more problems than answers. Officially, the Seaview is used for undersea marine research and visits many exotic locations in the Seven Seas, but its secret mission is to defend the planet from all world and extraterrestrial threats

In regards to the Gold Key comic book series, all but one of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea issues have painted covers with a photo overlay from the TV show. Issues #1 through #7 have the traditional Gold Key pin-up back covers. There were no ads in issue #1.

 


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #1  Man-Made Title Waves Bait a Trap for Submarine Seaview in the Undersea Fortress of Doctor Gamma!
"The Last Survivor"
Written by Dick Wood with artwork by Mike Sekowsky and Don Heck. 
The crew of the Seaview investigates a mysterious tidal wave disaster and attempt to locate the lone survivor.
Dr. Gamma was the villain from the pilot episode of the TV series.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #2

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #2  A Mysterious Fluid from the Center of the Earth Threatens to Turn All Ocean Life into Monsters!
"Monsters of the Moho"
Written by Dick Wood with artwork by George Tuska.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #3


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #3  Like a Man Possessed, Admiral Nelson Sets the Seaview on the Ill-Fated Course of a Phantom Ship!
"The Jonah Cruise of the Seaview"
Artwork by Don Heck & Mike Peppe.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #4
  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #4  The Seaview Becomes a Helpless Toy in the Hands of an Undersea Giant!
"Robinson Crusoe of the Depths" 
Alberto Gioletti takes over the artwork, for the duration of the run. He does a superb job, just as he did on the Gold Key Star Trek comics.



Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #5


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #5  A Vengeful Hunter and His Undersea Safari Stalks a Prize Trophy - Admiral Nelson!
"The Great Undersea Safari"
Cover used for Hermes Press Vol. 1 hardback collection.  

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6  Land-Locked, the Seaview Becomes an Open Target as it Battles Its Way to Water! 

"The Overland Trail"
Explorers in the Unknown back-up feature begins, running through the duration of the comic book run.
It is about the spaceship Hunter I, very much a precursor to Star Trek. 
Written by Dick Wood with artwork by Giolitti Studios, Nevio Zaccara & Jose Delbo (on the last story.)
Reprinted in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #16 (minus one page.)


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #7

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #7  The Seaview Nets a Frantic Leader of a Living City on the Ocean's Floor!
"Saga of the Undersea Island"
Reprinted in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #15.



All four seasons of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series are available in a nicely packaged DVD series.


Whitman Books published a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea hardback novel by science fiction author Raymond F. Jones, based on the TV series.


Pyramid Books reissued a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea paperback novel by Theodore Sturgeon. Even though it has a TV series photo cover, it's actually the adaptation of the motion picture.

Love the cover, glad when I found it!

There is a novel by Paul Fairman, City Under the Sea, which was to be a lead into the world of the TV series.



A board game with a cover from the pilot episode, lunch box featuring the flying sub and Donruss black and white trading cards were also released in conjunction with the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series.

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Thank You! 

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