#TBT | Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 7 (August 1969)

What do DC and Marvel Comics have in common with Space and Time magazine? Short answer: Alex Saviuk.

Today’s throwback is already one of my favorites for the dynamic artwork. Still only a few year’s old, the magazine’s contributors were already showing considerable talent. When #7 went to press, Saviuk was a year away from graduating high school but he was already producing amazing work.

It’s no wonder he was working for DC Comics just a few years later. Saviuk moved to Marvel Comics in 1986 , where he had the longest run of a single artist on a seven-year run of Web of Spider-Man (issues #35–116).

Saviuk is not the only talent shining from the digest size pages: founder Gordon Linzner is back with “The Revenge of Nolfur,” Nestor Jeremko tells the tale of a man caught in the middle of the first black out—and his own nightmare. Kenneth Scher contributed “Cross and Double-Cross.”

All of the work in this early issue is intelligent and well executed… especially when you consider this stapled sheaf of pages is the work of such a young team. They weren’t making the big bucks off this publication. I doubt, given the 25¢ cover price, they were making many bucks at all.

This issue is proof that if you follow your gifts and do what you love, you can find success at it. It just takes passion, dedication, boldness and belief. All of that is apparent in this issue.

Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 7 (August 1969) is available as a digital back issue for $2.99 here.

We are working hard to try to make all the previous issues available in this form because every issue is a treasure from our spec-fiction past… and because I need my dining room table back.

More photos from my back issue #TBT series will be posted in Space and Time magazine’s Facebook album page soon.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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