On page 1 of the story, a SHADO technician tells Straker the
UFO is headed for the Greenland Sea, a few miles north of
Spitsbergen. Spitsbergen is an island in the Svalbard
archipelago of Norway. The Greenland Sea borders it to the
north and west.
In several panels of this story, the cockpit and tailfin of
Sky 1 is missing from the top of Skydiver!
Skydiver 1 again uses its seaskim mode to travel rapidly
across the ocean surface, as first seen in
On page 6 of the story, the alien somehow knows Captain
The fishing boat's first mate takes down the alien with the
ship's harpoon gun and on the last panel of the
story, he remarks to Carlin he is glad to know that SHADO is
around to deal with the aliens whenever they attack. But the
man will presumably be given SHADO's amnesia drug to make
him forget the incident.
What about the dead alien body on the fishing boat? Will SHADO be
able to learn more about the aliens from it? Or will the body
disintegrate as others have in past stories? In
SHADO learned that arctic temperatures slowed down the rapid aging
process of the aliens under exposure to Earth's atmosphere, so it
would seem that if Carlin can keep the alien body on ice aboard
Skydiver 1, they might have a viable body for scientists to study.
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