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DC Comics History: Spaceman at Work

By Deejay Dayton
May 13, 2017 - 8:14


Spaceman at Work was the last series to debut during the period 1955 – 1959: Dawn of the Silver Age, squeaking in just under the wire with a single installment in the pages of Tales of the Unexpected. This was a very loose concept for an ongoing series. Each story would centre on a different person, doing a different job. Frankly, there was little to distinguish the Spaceman at Work stories from the other one shots appearing in Tales of the Unexpected.


The first story deals with a skip tracer, a bounty hunter, and features some really nice art by Nick Cardy. The story is a pretty good one.  A guy takes up the career, and lucks into two big successes right off the bat.


It turns out those were manipulated situations, set up by the major villain, who knows the hero needs money for his wife's operation (the US apparently still refuses to provide health care in this future time), and tries to bribe him. The skip tracer refuses and after a shoot out he brings the bad guy in.

Spaceman at Work returns in the next period, 1960 – 1964: the Silver Age.

Spaceman at Work: Tales of the Unexpected 43 (Nov 59)

Next up – the Silver Age overview!

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