Space 1999 was a dull mid-70's British sci-fi series starring Barbara Bain and her then real-life husband MARTIN LANDAU (both late of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE). Although it had been initially hailed as the second coming of STAR TREK, it proved to be a colorless mess and a retooling for its second and final season didn't help all that much.
SPACE: 1999, however, had a much better comic book adaptation than had STAR TREK. Charlton, although nearly on its last legs as a company, was experiencing a creative burst and put out both a color comic (written by Nick Cuti and Joe Gill with art by John Byrne, Joe Staton and Pat Boyette) and a black and white magazine with articles as well as comic stories. On the black and white mag, the Art Editor was Gray Morrow. Gray also did his usual splendid job of illustrating many of the stories that appeared. His crowning moments of awesome here, though, were his covers, of which we see two above, copied from the Net.