In a period approximately from 1967 - 1971 I remember reading a space adventure comic book with an unusually shaped spaceship with a crew of, I think, scientists-explorers. I cannot remember the details such as title or characters, except that I don't remember them being superhero types. But I remember being enthralled with their adventures. However the space ship left an image I still remember. It was, head on, H shaped with the legs of the H tilting inward at the bottom. The cross bar of the H had a dome on it and was the central area of action on board. If I remember correctly as I write this the dome had a large telescope mounted in it. The space ship was fairly large. It didn't have obvious things typical of the time like rocket shapes or tubes for propulsion.

I searched for comic book images and for 1960s comic book space ships, I've searched for space ships shaped as an H (there must be some very good AI judging from the images that came back in a Google search), but none matching what I am looking for.

I have tried to create a rough image of what I remember. H Shaped Space Ship

  • The answer already proposed seems like a perfect match. However, I do seem to recall at least one other H-shaped spaceship of some note: Sanctuary II, Thanos' spaceship, first seen in the 1970's (though a bit later than 1971, I believe). – RDFozz Aug 14 at 23:02
  • @RDFozz: I don't think it had that telescope thingie in the middle though – PlasmaHH Aug 15 at 10:03
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    I praise both your memory and your "drawing" skills, that's pretty impressive. – Matthieu M. Aug 15 at 10:40
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    +1 for drawing your replica in MS PowerPoint, it's a relief to know I'm not the only one who uses it as an all-purpose drawing tool. – F1Krazy Aug 15 at 11:55
  • Thank you. My first attempt at drawing it was pen and I was going to scan it, but it was messy. My second attempt was using Paint, but it was too childish. (Although it did have the clear domes on top of the legs.) I fell back on what I know. :-) – Marie G Aug 16 at 15:39
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I remember that one! Space Family Robinson!

Here you go:

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  • Space Family Robinson was the first thought I had when I read the question. – M. A. Golding Aug 15 at 9:22
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    This raised issues with "Lost in Space", where the space-family was also named Robinson. It was being broadcast from 1965-68 (similar timeframe), and eventually a license was obtained. – The Programmer Aug 15 at 13:16
  • ... which starred June Lockhart. – shoover Aug 15 at 17:30
  • @theprogrammer which should be cleared up quickly by reading the linked wiki article – PlasmaHH Aug 16 at 6:12
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    Space Family Robinson was created by Ib Melchior as a pitch for a TV series, but it was rejected by Irwin Allen - who shortly after pitched the essentially identical idea for Lost in Space. Melchior then reworked his idea into the Gold Key comic. – Klaus Æ. Mogensen Aug 16 at 8:27

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