The first post within my new blog is a story by Jeff Jones from Psycho Magazine #9 from 1972. It's an absolute beautiful piece that was originally intended for a science fiction magazine published by the same company, Skywald, called Science Fiction Odyssey. I believe Jones was instrumental in helping to create the new magazine but it eventually fell through and this story ended up in the pages of Psycho #9 and a painting of his ended up as the cover to Psycho #12 (seen after the story below). Skywald was a short lived B&W horror comic magazine that attempted to compete with the extremely successful Warren magazines at the time. They published a lot of great artists and, like Warren, ended up utilizing Spanish artists for most of their latter output.
Jeff Jones was a fan favorite fantasy painter and comic book artist in the 1960's and continued into the 1970's and beyond where he created works for Warren, National Lampoon, and other venues. Jeffrey Catherine Jones eventually came out in 1998 and began hormone replacement therapy as she identified as female. I actually had contact with her via email in the late 90's and she drew me a beautiful space girl on a small piece of Bristol board. I stupidly sold it on ebay a few years later. Sadly, she passed away in 2011.
Here's the story from 1972, adapted from a story by Larry Niven.