The Trade Commission
|The Trade Commission|
|Start date:||September 16th, 1962|
|End date:||March 10th, 1963|
|# of strips:||26 (26 weeks)|
|Preceded by:||"Task Test"|
|Followed by:||"The Ghost Lover"|
A few years ago "operation way-out", a communications project for outer space, sent out a satellite. When the satellite is captured by some strange aliens the signals suddenly stops.
- Col Carlson, chief of "operation way-out".
- Mac, an astronaut.
- Jim, a farmer.
- Captain Jim, owner of a boat.
- The President of the United States.
- Ugo, a alian on a trade mission hoping to sell suchi crystals.
- Tubo, a alian on a trade mission hoping to sell suchi crystals.
- The White House
- Deep space
- The Blue Planet
- Mercury twelve, a space capsule orbiting Earth.
Behind the scenes
- The story title is taken from the strip of September 23, 1962 (Beginning: The Trade Commission). A similar title is at the end of the strip of September 9th, 1962 (Next Week: Trade Commission).
- Note: At the deepwoods.org index the title for this story is "The Trade Commission (The Blue Planet)".
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "La planète Azur", Spécial Mandrake #85 (1970)
- "Il pianeta azzurro", Super Albo - Mandrake #52 (1963)
- "Il pianeta azzurro", Mandrake - New Comics Now #334 and #364 (1994-1995)
- "Ambassadørene", Fantomet #22 (2001)
- "A Grande Ameaça!", Selecções #35 (1964)
- "Delegación comercial", Mandrake el Mago: Sundays pages 1962-1965 (Dolmen Editorial) (2021)
- "Ambassadörerna", Fantomen #22 (2001)