Saturday, March 14, 2009

From the Dust Bin: Atom-Age Combat

The St. John company published five issues of Atom-Age Combat in the early 1950's to capitalize on the cold war scare, and in an effort to branch out from the fading superhero genre.

The few issues that reached stands varied between standard war comics strips, an alien invasion featurette of the sci-fi variety and their regular cover feature, United Nations soldier "Buck" Vinson who operated in the far future of 1987, during a time of nuclear war.

Most of the covers are fairly plebeian, but the fifth & final issue finally spotlighted the science fiction element that may have allowed the book to continue. After it's cancellation Atom-Age Combat was briefly revived later in the decade by the Vince Fago company.

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