Saturday, March 2, 2024

Crossover Cover: The Invaders from Mars?


Dr. Strongfort Stearn, aka Mr. Monster, battles the latest invasion attempt by the Martians. Their previous attacks were in the nineteenth century, the '30s, and the '50s, by which time they had incredibly sophisticated war machines that utilized force fields. As it turns out, the inhabitants of Grover’s Mill are forcing the would-be invaders to work as farmhands. The Martians are from H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. The '30s invasion is a reference to Orson Welles’ adaptation of Wells’ novel for The Mercury Theatre, while the '50s attempt is a reference to George Pal’s 1953 film version. Doc Stearn, aka Mr. Monster, created by Michael T. Gilbert, is the son of Dr. Jim Stearne, the original Mr. Monster, whose stories were published by the Canadian comics company Bell Features in the 1940s. This crossover brings both Mr. Monsters into the CU. 

This crossover is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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