A reimagining of the Golden Age classic comics cover PLANET COMICS #51 by artist Francine Delgado.
A property of Fiction House, the original atomic age, science fiction adventure book was published in November 1947, with pencils and inks by Joe Doolin. It was titled ‘Mad Mute X-Adapts’ referring to a story inside, taking place in ‘The Lost World’.
Planet Comics volume one ran from 1940 to 1953, featuring an adventurous mix of science fiction stories taking place in other worlds, and across time and space. It inspired the imaginations of readers seeking to escape reality in favor of chasing opportunities to discover new worlds, battle horrible foes and save damsels in distress.
An early adopter of “good girl art,” Planet Comics’ covers often featured a beautiful woman with long bare legs being menaced by a frightful alien, monster or villain. On occasion, artists would reverse the formula and have the beautiful woman in the role of hero, racing to the aid of a male captive.
"The original cover of Planet Comics #51 is already such a great piece, I wondered how I could push it. My approach was to make it more of a fight! I wanted to make the heroine less of a helpless damsel in distress and more empowered in control of the battle.” – Francine Delgado
Fran(cine) Delgado is a Costa Rican born artist (Pura Vida!) now living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Skilled in many aspects of design, her most recognized fan artworks include the female heroes from X-Men: Evolution, and her on-screen illustration work includes The Addams Family, Monster High and Megaman.