A reimagining of the Golden Age classic comics cover PLANET COMICS #66 by artist Joe Rubinstein.
A property of Fiction House, the original atomic age, science fiction adventure book was published in 1952, with pencils and inks by Maurice Whitman. The adventure themed art of a daring rescue by a muscular hero and female warrior was not directly connected to any one story inside.
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.
"I chose this cover because the guy was being rescued by the girl. I thought that was fun and different. My cover is not a typical recreation, following normal expectations. I kept the pose and same composition as the original but looked at it from the opposite perspective. I kept true to the costumes and colors to give it that period look but in my style. I wanted to create something different than what everybody else might do.” - Joe Rubinstein
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein, born in Germany 1958 is a Hall of Fame comic book artist whose storied career spans more than four decades with notable credits that include the acclaimed 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the Infinity Gauntlet series and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Joe is known to be the artist to have given artist Art Adams (the Uncanny X-Men) his first professional work and nurtured the careers of Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Jose Marzan, Jr. (The Flash) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk). Joe’s record-setting post on Marvel Comics' saw him ink more pencillers than any other inker in history (and more than 2,500 comic books). He currently enjoys exploring painting techniques and creating portraits.