"Wake the Dead"
Lost in Space #1 (Dark Horse)
Written by Brian McDonald
Pencils by Gordon Purcell
Inks by Terry Pallot
Cover by Gary Erskine
The Jupiter 2 emerges into an
asteroid field, taking damage, and must land on a nearby planet
The Jupiter 2 emerges from a space jump into an
asteroid field, taking damage, and must land on a nearby
hospitable planet for repairs. Setting down, they determine it
will take more than three days to fix the damage. The crew first
decides to break up into parties to scout the perimeter of their
landing area. Don keeps Dr. Smith well under a watchful eye in
their sector of the excursion.
Smith falls into a dark pit and discovers a dead alien in
powerful mechanical armor. Removing the armor from the alien
body, he dons it and attacks Don and the Robinson family, demanding
to be made commander of the ship. The crew locks itself inside
the ship, but Smith uses the extreme strength of the armor to
lift it up and throw it against a mountainside. Don fires the
ship's torpedoes at the human traitor, engulfing him in an
explosive ball of fire. But Smith emerges from the flames,
transformed by the armor into an alien himself.
CONTINUED IN LOST IN SPACE #2
Notes from the Lost in Space chronology
On page 8, Maureen remarks that she's tired of being cooped up
on the ship. This implies that some amount of time has passed
since they left the planet at the end of
Lost in Space. Dr.
Smith is being held locked inside a cell, instead of having his
own quarters as in the novel Promised Land, indicating
this story probably takes place before that.