On page 2, Captain Carlin states he lost the damaged UFO
over the Appalachian Mountains. This is a mountain chain
that runs along much of the eastern United States, including
along the Kentucky-Tennessee border as also mentioned on
Colonel Foster is again referred to as Major Foster in this
A Yellow Cab takes Foster to Kennedy Airport. Yellow Cab is
a name now belonging to multiple
companies across the United States that operate taxi
services in their local areas under the name Yellow Cab.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is in the New York
City borough of Queens.
A SHADAir transport takes Foster to Louisville Airfield,
Kentucky. It is now known as
Airport and shares its site with Louisville Air National
Foster and Gillman drive a SHADO Mobile to Boonestown, on
the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee. As far as I can
tell, Boonestown is a fictional community, probably meant to
be named after the legendary Daniel Boone, known for his
exploration of the American frontier in what is now the
state of Kentucky.
On page 3, panel 2, the mileage sign reads "Boonstown"
instead of "Boonestown" as stated in all other references.
What was the alien's purpose in attempting to capture a SHADO agent
(with the help of the hillbillies)? His UFO was non-flyable, so he
couldn't take the prisoner back to his planet unless he had a means
of communication with his people to pick him up very soon, which he
did not seem to have. Was he hoping to use the agent as a hostage,
essentially a bargaining chip when other SHADO personnel showed up?
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