Space Slaves | James Rusk Jr


 Title: Space Slaves

Author: James Rusk Jr

Date: 1980

Publisher: Decade Press, USA

Story: Mysterious aliens are using moths to mark the world’s beautiful women, then kidnapping them under the cover of a weird fog.

Artist: Not Credited

The Cover: A sort of 1970s take on the classic bug-eyed monster (BEM) and damsel in distress (DiD) cover popular in the golden era of Sci Fi. Here a moth monsters a leggy blonde, startled by the looming and somewhat satanic shadow of the alien, she immediately begins falling out of her dress. The caption says it all, “…beautiful women wanted as slaves on another planet”. You know it’s a serious exploration of the subject because it doesn’t have an exclamation mark.