Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tragg and the Sky Gods

With his book CHARIOTS OF THE GODS (1968), Erich Von Däniken created a whole subgenre of Ufology. His claims that extraterrestrials had visited Earth thousands of years ago created controversy and skepticism, but man, did it sell books and movies. It was also the influence for several different comic book titles.

TRAGG AND THE SKY GODS was created in 1975 for Gold Key by writer/filmmaker Don Glut and artist Jesse Santos. The title went for 8 issues, ending in 1977. There was a #9 in 1982, a reprint of #1.

TRAGG AND THE SKY GODS #1, June 1975, Copyright © 1975 Western Publishing, Inc.


Radiation Cinema! said...

HGH: Great post. I had never heard of or seen this artist's work, but I really like it. I love his relaxed, fluid style a lot. Great story, too. Great Blog. I'll be back for more. -- Mykal

Harry Lee Green said...

Look for comics like DR. SPEKTOR, BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR and DAGAR, Gold Key/Whitman titles from the early-mid '70s for more work by Filipino great Santos.

Radiation Cinema! said...

Harry: Will do. Thanks for the tip. -- Mykal