Straying to pick
After a series of better Adam Strange stories in this series, once again it reverts back to a more simplistic approach. Rann is invaded by mysterious aliens with inexplicable powers and then to solve it all their is a bogus scientific explanations. The second story is a somewhat usual double cross involving some science fiction based concepts. The resolution of the plot is pretty weak in the end though and not even as fake-scientifically inspired as usual. The final story is somewhat all over the place, starting on Mars, going to some other planet where two astronauts pick flowers and fighting a polka dot dinosaur before adopting a stray space-dog. Some issues of Mystery in Space have a pulp science fiction vibe, but this is one is not it. The stories here are too simplistic or far fetched.