the reluctant astronaut

Dark Horse Presents #24 by Geoff Darrow

Multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winner!
Dark Horse Presents #24
Caleb Goellner (W), Al Gordon (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Rich Woodall (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A), Buster Moody (A), Bo Hampton (A), Craig Rousseau (A), and Geof Darrow (Cover)
On sale July 20
FC, 48 pages
This month, follow reluctant astronaut Brad as he traverses an unknown planet in the hilarious space adventure Slothed in Space, featuring the work of Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody!
Plus, all-new chapters of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!
“Dark Horse Presents … is a must-read for any and all comic book fans, both casual and hardcore.”—

You’re Staring

by Inspector Boxer

Fandom: Supergirl

Pairing: Alex Danvers/Maggie Sawyer

Rating: T

Author’s Note: This is a prompt fill for an anon and @detectivdimples who asked for prompt #49, “You’re staring.”

Thanks as always to @zennie-fic for looking this over. If you haven’t read her Sanvers fics you’re missing out. :)


Maggie knew Alex Danvers was a badass. That had been well-established. Her level of badassery, however, had just soared to new heights.

“You’re staring,” Alex said casually, clearly confused by Maggie gaping at her from across the booth at the bar. “You asked me what’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done at the DEO. That’s it.”

“You just casually mentioned that you flew a spaceship. Into outer space.”

Alex hesitated, tracing the lip of her beer mug. “Technically. I didn’t really go that far past Earth’s orbit.”

Maggie’s mind boggled. Dates with Alex Danvers were never boring. She leaned forward so she wouldn’t have to talk as loud over the music thrumming out of the jukebox by the door. “I didn’t even know you knew how to fly.”

“I don’t… exactly. It’s not like I have a license.” Alex smiled the tiniest bit, faintly amused with Maggie’s shock and disbelief over her reveal. “But someone had to go, and I knew the pod as well as anyone. It was kinda like a big video game, honestly. A very realistic one.”

“You flew a spaceship… into space,” Maggie said again, because that sort of thing bore repeating.

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Gemini 5 Astronaut Gordon Cooper

He claimed to have seen UFO’s on multiple occasions - the first in 1951 while piloting an F-86 Sabrejet over West Germany. 

“I did have occasion in 1951 to have two days of observation of many flights of them, of different sizes, flying in fighter formation, generally from east to west over Europe." 

“They were metallic, saucer-shaped discs at considerable altitude and could out-maneuver all American fighter planes.”

"I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets… Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.”