The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
Novelisations: Japan
Compiled by Martin Willey

Mikasa Novels

Mikasa novels

三笠書房 (Mikasa Shobou), Japan, 1977. Each Yen 580.

Three translations of Michael Butterworth titles. Covers feature series title in both Japanese and English above a photo (SFX publicity shot of the four sizes of Eagle, astronauts from "Ring Around The Moon", Eagle over Metamorph volcanoes). Interiors endpages contained black & white photos (all from Year 1).

Each book is 11cm x 17cm, and follows the Japanese convention with the spine on the right.

The last page of the first book is an advert for other Mikasa titles. The Space: 1999 books, promised at the bottom, mention 4 books ("part 2 /part 3/ part 4" are forthcoming). The fourth book is not mentioned in the later titles. Thanks to Patrick.

Title Original Title Details Cover Back cover
恐怖の惑星脱出! ("Escape the Horror Planet!")
Mikasa novel
Planets Of Peril 15 May 1977. 248 pages. Translated by M.Mitsuya
狂った宇宙! ("Crazy Universe!") Mindbreaks Of Space 15 May 1977. 220 pages. Translated by T.Masaki
死の標的! ("Target of Death!") The Space Jackers 15 July 1977. 230 pages. Translated by M.Mitsuya