A story by an unknown writer given a stylish realism by artist Bruno Premiani a few years before he first rendered The Doom Patrol in the same magazine. This story rips a page out of the BBC’s Quatermass dossier, and I could see this as a Hammer movie coming right after 1955’s The Creeping Unknown (The Quatermass Experiment). Atomic surgery, indeed!
Some of the images from the spacecraft show never-before-seen detail of material streaming outward and away from sunspots (see video). Others show extreme close-ups of activity on the sun’s surface. The spacecraft also has made the first high-resolution measurements of solar flares in a broad range of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.
My Greatest Adventure #52 (Feb. 1961) © DC Comics
Cover by Dick Dillin (pencils) & Sheldon Moldoff (inks); Art by Bruno Premiani
AIA caught this beautiful prominence eruption only a few days after its doors were opened.
“... and when the planet hit the sun I saw the face of Allison.” (Mose Allsion, that is)