Colonel Foster and Captain Swann investigate an anomaly at
the crater Plotinus on the Moon. I've been unable to confirm
Plotinus as an actual crater name.
When the Interceptor shoots down an approaching UFO, it just
happens to crash right into crater Plotinus where Foster and
Swann are investigating in a moon mobile!
On page 2, panel 5 of the story, it looks like the dialog
balloons have been swapped for Colonel Foster and the pilot.
After the strange, reptilian statue speaks and warns Foster
and the pilot that the Moon will be destroyed in one Earth
cycle (24 hours), Swann says they must get back to their
crashed moon mobile and see if the radio is still
serviceable to warn Moonbase. But shouldn't they have tried
the radio immediately after the crash to let Moonbase know
what had happened in the first place?!
The Ckassk spaceship seen on page 3, panel 9 of the story
looks rather like a manta ray. (Manta ray photo from the
Adventure in Hawaii website.)
Starting with Part 3 of the story, the aliens are suddenly
referred to as the Csassk instead of the Ckassk (though one
of the SHADO men does say "Ckassk" again on page 6 of the
This story reveals that the alien race called the Ckassk (or
Csassk) built a base on Earth's Moon before leaving again
about a million years ago.
As they left their base on Earth's Moon in order to return
to their homeworld to protect it from invaders, why did the
Ckassk feel it necessary to set a booby trap to destroy the
Moon in the event another species attempted to inhabit it?
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