Magazine Number: 93
Publication Date: November 25, 1972
Artists: John M. Burns
Synopsis:Straker and Foster journey to Moonbase to view a new breakthrough - new improved space fighter craft called Vanguards. Pilot John Franks is due to test fly one, and is launched to intercept a drone UFO target launched from a Moon Ferry. But as Vanguard One closes in, Franks reports a second UFO which Moonbase cannot detect. Thinking the UFO is about to destroy the craft, Franks ejects and sets off the Vanguard self-destruct. As Foster wonders what went wrong, Straker orders Franks to be rescued and put in sickbay for a full medical report, pending his court-martial...