Boys' Life Comics
This adaptation of Between Planets
appeared as single-page installments in seventeen
issue of Boys' Life
magazine between April 1978 and August 1979. The
adapting writer and artist(s) are unknown.
On the one hand, this story fits well with the
magazine's audience and is much like Heinlein's
other, more overt "Scouting" stories. On the
other hand, the adaptation is... peculiar.
Some elements are preserved almost perfectly -
"doggedly" is probably not too strong a term.
Other elements are changed. Some of these changes
are obvious and necessary - since Mars and Venus,
the original settings of the story, are nothing
like Heinlein's fictional account, moving the action
to other planets is sensible. However, other changes
such as the obscurative renaming of places and things -
"Dhon Harphy" for "Don Harvey"; "Nu Shikaco" for
"New Chicago" - are pretty bizarre.
I may seek permission to post the entire series
here, but for now, this page gives a good overall
impression of the series.