From 1970 to 1976, Marvel Comics published an anthology series titled “Amazing Adventures.” It was the second use of the title by Marvel, the first running for six issues in 1961. A third series featuring reprinted material was produced in 1979.
This series of “Amazing Adventures” ran for 39 issues, 21 of which were devoted to a sequel to British Author H.G. Wells’ seminal tale of alien invasion “The War of the Worlds” (1898. )In Marvel’s “War of the Worlds” the interstellar invaders from Well’s story launch a second, successful attack upon a futuristic Earth, enslaving the human population.
The storyline introduced Killraven, a heroic gladiator inspired by both science fiction and “sword and sorcery” fantasy. Credit is given to writer Don Macgregor, who wrote all but five issues of the series, for making Killraven a compelling character, emphasizing classic ideas of valor and friendship.
“Amazing Adventures” number 31 is notable as the first mainstream comic to feature an interracial kiss.