SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Amazing Adventures

Amazing Adventures is the name of several anthology comic book series, all but one published by Marvel Comics. The earliest Marvel series of that name introduced the company's first superhero of the late-1950s to early-1960s period fans and historians call the Silver Age of Comic Books; that same series included the first comic book to be labeled "Marvel Comics". The first series titled Amazing Adventures was a 1950s science fiction anthology produced by Ziff-Davis and featuring painted covers, it ran for six issues, beginning c. 1950. With the first two issues being undated. Subsequent issues were dated June and November 1951, Fall 1952, its artists included Murphy Anderson, Bernard Krigstein, Don Perlin, at least one issue featured a cover painting by Alex Schomburg. Marvel's first series of this title ran six issues, it featured science fiction and drive-in movie-style monster stories all drawn by either Jack Kirby or Steve Ditko. Its first issue introduced the supernatural monster-hunter Doctor Droom, Marvel's first Silver Age of Comic Books superhero.

Droom had powers of telepathy and hypnotic suggestion taught him by a Tibetan lama who had requested that someone travel from the U. S. to give him medical attention. Doctor Droom vanished into obscurity for years when the comic was retitled and reformatted as Amazing Adult Fantasy from issues #7–14, he resurfaced in the 1970s as Doctor Druid. The series was retitled once more for its final issue, published as Amazing Fantasy #15, the comic book that introduced Spider-Man. Marvel's next Amazing Adventures was a split title featuring the Black Widow; the Widow was dropped after vol. 2, #8, full-length Inhumans stories ran for two issues before that feature, was dropped. Vol. 2, #11 introduced solo stories of erstwhile X-Men member the Beast, in which he was mutated into his modern-day blue-furred form. The initial story was by writer Gerry Conway, penciler Tom Sutton, inker Syd Shores. Steve Englehart became the feature's writer with issue #12 and added Patsy Walker and her then-husband, "Buzz" Baxter, to the Beast's supporting cast in issue #13.

In the fall of 1972, writers Englehart and Len Wein crafted a metafictional unofficial crossover spanning titles from both major comics companies. Each comic featured Englehart and Wein, as well as Wein's first wife Glynis, interacting with Marvel or DC characters at the Rutland Halloween Parade in Rutland, Vermont. Beginning in Amazing Adventures vol. 2 #16, the story continued in Justice League of America #103, concluded in Thor #207. As Englehart explained in 2010, "It seemed like a radical concept and we knew that we had to be subtle and each story had to stand on its own, but we worked it out. It's worthwhile to read those stories back to back to back – it didn't matter to us that one was at DC and two were at Marvel – I think it was us being creative, thinking what would be cool to do." The Beast's strip ended with vol. 2, #16. Following an issue that reprinted the backup features recounting the Beast's origin (edited from X-Men #49–53, the title introduced the series "War of the Worlds" and its central character, Killraven, in vol.

2, #18. Created by co-plotters Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, scripter Conway, pencilers Adams and Howard Chaykin, it was taken over by writer Don McGregor for an acclaimed run from vol. 2, #21 to the final issue, vol. 2, #39. Pencillers were Herb Trimpe, Rich Buckler, Gene Colan, most notably, P. Craig Russell from vol. 2, #27. Its sister publication was Astonishing Tales. Additionally, plans were announced for a never-realized third split book featuring Doctor Strange and Iceman. Volume 3 was a reprint series running 14 issue, it reprinted X-Men #1–8, the first six issues of which were split into two-part stories with an accompanying backup feature. For all but issue #12, this was the "Origin of the X-Men" backup feature from X-Men #38–48; the exception was the incongruous, 11-page Jim Steranko "Nick Fury, Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D." Story, "Today Earth Died", from Strange Tales #168. Eight covers of this 1979 series were reprints of the Jack Kirby originals; the named Amazing High Adventure was a sporadically published anthology of historical and science-fiction adventure stories from August 1984 to December 1986.

Like the 1950s Ziff-Davis Amazing Adventures, it, featured painted covers, with the artists including Joe Chiodo, Frank Cirocco, Dan Green, John Bolton. A one-shot, cover-billed as Amazing Adventures but listed as Amazing Adventure in the copyright indicia, was an anthology with a painted cover. Black Widow: The Sting of the Widow includes the Black Widow stories from Amazing Adventures vol. 2 #1–8, 152 pages, September 2009, ISBN 978-0785137948 Marvel Masterworks: Inhumans Volume 1 includes the Inhumans stories from Amazing Adventures vol. 2 #1–10, 240 pages, October 2009, ISBN 978-0785141419 Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Volume 7 includes Amazing Adventures vol. 2 #11–17, 256 pages, October 2008, ISBN 978-0785130482 Essential Classic X-Men Volume 3 includes Amazin

Lorri Houston

Lorri Houston is a pioneer for the farm animal sanctuary movement. Houston has been an animal rights researcher, a vegan for most of her life, she co-founded the Farm Sanctuary in 1986 and founded Animal Acres in 2005. Houston has played a crucial role in the animal rights and activism movement over the past 20 years, has made significant contributions to legislation and legal terminology regarding animal cruelty against farm animals subject to factory farming. Houston's work with animal rights is tied to Feminist Theory because of its deep-rooted connections between the oppression of women and the oppression of animals in society. Houston was born May 11 in Madison and still resides there today, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained a Master of Public Policy & Administration and a Master of Social Work, Public Administration and Social Service Professions. Houston graduated 1983, became involved in animal rights research and activism. While working at Greenpeace in Chicago, Houston met Gene Baur.

When they married and Gene merged their last names to become Lorri and Gene Bauston. Soon they rescued a sheep named Hilda and co-founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986. Houston is a practicing Buddhist in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, she is the Senior Marketing Specialist at Center for Healthy Minds and a leader of Dharma Voices for Animals-Madison. She's a board member of Heartland Farm Sanctuary, her hobbies include yoga and listening to Dharma talks. The Farm Sanctuary was the first shelter for farm animals. While doing research and observation at a stockyard in Lancaster, Houston came across a living sheep on a pile of dead carcasses, she is now known as Hilda, was rescued by Houston and was taken to a veterinarian. It turned out that Hilda was healthy, but was discarded as a “downer” because she was unable to stand after enduring the brutal conditions of transportation from farm to factory. Unable to keep a sheep in her backyard forever, Houston started Farm Sanctuary with then-husband Gene Baur, Hilda was their first rescued farm animal.

Today, Farm Sanctuary houses over 400 rescued farm animals in three locations in the United States. Houston left Farm Sanctuary in 2004 to begin the establishment of Animal Acres in 2005. Animal Acres was founded in May 2005 as an extension of Houston’s work with the Farm Sanctuary, it provides a home for farm animals that have been abused, and/or mistreated and gives them the proper care they need. Located in Los Angeles County, Animal Acres provides tours to educate the public about factory farming, vegetarianism/veganism, animal rights; the shelter houses over 150 rescued farm animals. Houston left Animal acres in April 2011. At fifteen years old, Lorri Houston asked herself, "If I love animals, why am I eating them?" It was in that moment that pursuits in animal welfare began. She has been involved with vegan promotional organizations such as PETA and The Humane Society of the United States, with events such as Taking Action For Animals, Mad City Vegan Fest, Vegan Earth Day

La Scie Air Station

La Scie Air Station was a General Surveillance Gap Filler Radar station in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, It was located 210 miles east-northeast of St. John's, Near La Scie, it was closed in 1961. The site was established in 1957 as a manned Gap Filler radar station, built by the United States Air Force, under operational control of Saint Anthony Air Station and part of Pinetree Line of Ground-Control Intercept radar sites; the station was assigned to Aerospace Defense Command in 1957, was given designation "N-26B". Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 642d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at the station in 1957, it operated an AN/FPS-14 manned Gap Filler search radar. As a manned Gap Filler base, the 921st's role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders picked up on the unit's radar scopes; these interceptors were assigned to the 64th Air Division at Labrador. Units: 921st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron,Assigned to Air Defense Command, 1 April 1957 Discontinued 1961Assignments: 4731st Air Defense Group, 1 April 1957 Goose Air Defense Sector, 6 June 1960 List of USAF Aerospace Defense Command General Surveillance Radar Stations This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Winkler, David F. Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command