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UFO Flying Saucers (1968) - #5
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Cover Date: February 1975
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline:
Giants From the Unknown
Invisible Creatures
The Drama that Launched Nationwide Hysteria

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
UFO Flying Saucers (1968) #5 Whitman reprint

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Synopsis:
Seven stories spannning from two to six pages in length telling of UFO sightings. The issue's final story describes the hysteria created by the 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast.

Reprinted/Collected in:
UFO & Outer Space (1978) #16
UFO Encounters (1978) #11192

Notes:
The issue contains three full-page ads for a variety of iron-on transfers and embroidered cloth patches.

There are also three full-page ads in comic book-style: (1) An ad for Kenner's Dusty Sports Dolls titled "Meet Dusty, America's Most Beautiful Doll," (2) an ad for Gandalf Products illustrated in a faux-Archie Comics style titled "Margie Gets Gifts for the Whole Family," and (3) the back-cover's ad for Kenner's Snoopy pencil sharpener titled "The Whole Family Loves Snoopy."

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"The Virginia Giant!!!" - Edit this story

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Synopsis:
Recounts a May 1971 encounter with an alien dubbed the "Virginia Giant."

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A six-page story.

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"Escape!" - Edit this story

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Synopsis:
A convict recalls his April 1971 observation of a "rectangular...twenty by eighty feet" unidentified flying object.

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a two-page tale.

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"Creature Feature: Who Flies the Saucers???" - Edit this story

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A two-page survey of alien sightings and the differing descriptions of eyewitnesses.

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A three-page story about the invisible, buzzing alien that terrorized and mystified the village of Warminster, England on Christmas morning, 1964.

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"The Maury Island Mystery: Are We Being Told the Truth???" - Edit this story

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A six-page story recounting the investigation and subsequent cover-up of a 'flying saucer" sighting over Tacoma Harbor on July 31, 1947. The donut-shaped saucers "spewed out hunks of burning hot metal."

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A two-page feature that includes Case #3 concerning a "tear-shaped white glowing object" spotted in New Hampsire on March 20, 1973, and Case #4, which describes a "bright golden egg" that fell from the sky over Georgia on September 10, 1973.

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The "Old Hoaxmaster" tells about the panic that ensued during Orson Welles' famous radio dramatization of H.G. Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS on October 30, 1938.

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A four-page story.

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