WEFOUNDSpace Family Robinson Lost In Space No 22 June 1967


In September of 1965 a science fiction TV series called Lost in Space debuted on CBS television, as created by Irwin Allen, who had found success in his show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea . The outer space series, which was originally planned to be named Space Family Robinson , ran for 3 seasons, inspired a one-off cartoon, a big budget theatrical film and a number of comicbook adaptations.

Perhaps in your collecting years you've come across some of these... for example the first Gold Key comic, commonly called Space Family Robinson Lost in Space . Yes, yes, folks, there's June and Craig and the kids, Tim, that irascible scamp and, Tam the... little princess... and... wait, what? Clancy the dog and Yakker the Parrot? What the hell is this? This isn't the Spacefaring Robinson family we know. And were is the love-to-hate-him Dr. Smith? And where, oh, where, is Robot B-9? No “Danger Will Robinson?” And where's Penny? Everybody had a crush on Penny Robinson growing up! You can't have Lost in Space without Penny.

Space Family Robinson debuted not in 1965 or after, but in December of 1962, while old Uncle Irwin was still splashing around at the bottom of the sea. So the TV show has to be based on the comicbook, then. Well, both sagas are obviously (and admittedly) both based on the novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss and, really, replacing “Swiss” with “Space” is rather obvious enough, especially in a scifi crazed time, to have been thought up by more than one team.

Publisher: Western
Publication Dates: December 1962 – December 1977
Number of Issues Published: 54 (#1 – #54)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series

Space Family Robinson was an original science-fiction comic book series published by Gold Key Comics. It predates the Lost in Space TV series. Both are loosely based on the novel and identically-named movies, Swiss Family Robinson.

The title was cancelled with #36 (October, 1969). It was brought back in October, 1973, in part due to the popularity of Star Trek. At this point, all issues between #37 and #44 had the tag “On Space Station One” added as well. The title was again cancelled with #54 (December, 1977) (with #49 being a reprint of #38). A further new story was published in Gold Key Champion #1 (1978). In 1981, the title was revived as a reprint title for issues #55-59 (1981–82) under the “Whitman Comics” line.

In September of 1965 a science fiction TV series called Lost in Space debuted on CBS television, as created by Irwin Allen, who had found success in his show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea . The outer space series, which was originally planned to be named Space Family Robinson , ran for 3 seasons, inspired a one-off cartoon, a big budget theatrical film and a number of comicbook adaptations.

Perhaps in your collecting years you've come across some of these... for example the first Gold Key comic, commonly called Space Family Robinson Lost in Space . Yes, yes, folks, there's June and Craig and the kids, Tim, that irascible scamp and, Tam the... little princess... and... wait, what? Clancy the dog and Yakker the Parrot? What the hell is this? This isn't the Spacefaring Robinson family we know. And were is the love-to-hate-him Dr. Smith? And where, oh, where, is Robot B-9? No “Danger Will Robinson?” And where's Penny? Everybody had a crush on Penny Robinson growing up! You can't have Lost in Space without Penny.

Space Family Robinson debuted not in 1965 or after, but in December of 1962, while old Uncle Irwin was still splashing around at the bottom of the sea. So the TV show has to be based on the comicbook, then. Well, both sagas are obviously (and admittedly) both based on the novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss and, really, replacing “Swiss” with “Space” is rather obvious enough, especially in a scifi crazed time, to have been thought up by more than one team.

Publisher: Western
Publication Dates: December 1962 – December 1977
Number of Issues Published: 54 (#1 – #54)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series

Space Family Robinson was an original science-fiction comic book series published by Gold Key Comics. It predates the Lost in Space TV series. Both are loosely based on the novel and identically-named movies, Swiss Family Robinson.

The title was cancelled with #36 (October, 1969). It was brought back in October, 1973, in part due to the popularity of Star Trek. At this point, all issues between #37 and #44 had the tag “On Space Station One” added as well. The title was again cancelled with #54 (December, 1977) (with #49 being a reprint of #38). A further new story was published in Gold Key Champion #1 (1978). In 1981, the title was revived as a reprint title for issues #55-59 (1981–82) under the “Whitman Comics” line.

Space Family Robinson was an original science-fiction comic book series published by Gold Key Comics. It predates the Lost in Space TV series, and was a possible inspiration for it. Gold Key later incorporated "Lost in Space" into the comic's title as a weak tie-in to the show, but the comic was never based on the show.

The comic was created by writer Del Connell and artist Dan Spiegle. Gaylord Du Bois became the sole writer of Space Family Robinson once he began chronicling the Robinsons' adventures with Peril on Planet Four in issue #8. He had already begun the Captain Venture second feature beginning with Situation Survival in issue #6. As was typical of Gold Key's adventure comics, all cover-art was painted.

In the comic, the Robinsons were: scientist father Craig, scientist mother June, early teens Tim (son) and Tam (daughter), along with pets Clancy (dog) and Yakker (parrot). They lived in "Space Station One", a spacious moving craft with hydroponic gardens, observatory, and 2 small shuttle crafts ("Spacemobiles"). In the second issue, a cosmic storm deposited them far from Earth and they have adventures while they try to work their way home.

In September of 1965 a science fiction TV series called Lost in Space debuted on CBS television, as created by Irwin Allen, who had found success in his show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea . The outer space series, which was originally planned to be named Space Family Robinson , ran for 3 seasons, inspired a one-off cartoon, a big budget theatrical film and a number of comicbook adaptations.

Perhaps in your collecting years you've come across some of these... for example the first Gold Key comic, commonly called Space Family Robinson Lost in Space . Yes, yes, folks, there's June and Craig and the kids, Tim, that irascible scamp and, Tam the... little princess... and... wait, what? Clancy the dog and Yakker the Parrot? What the hell is this? This isn't the Spacefaring Robinson family we know. And were is the love-to-hate-him Dr. Smith? And where, oh, where, is Robot B-9? No “Danger Will Robinson?” And where's Penny? Everybody had a crush on Penny Robinson growing up! You can't have Lost in Space without Penny.

Space Family Robinson debuted not in 1965 or after, but in December of 1962, while old Uncle Irwin was still splashing around at the bottom of the sea. So the TV show has to be based on the comicbook, then. Well, both sagas are obviously (and admittedly) both based on the novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss and, really, replacing “Swiss” with “Space” is rather obvious enough, especially in a scifi crazed time, to have been thought up by more than one team.