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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The Best Uses of Mother Earth in a Comic Book II
I really love the bizarre covers of the 50's and 60's. This one from 1962 is kind of eerie. An office looks out his window and sees a tower being destroyed. Gasping, he drops the phone. Ok, so a tiny Earth sends a spaceship that is disproportionate in size to destroy skyscrapers on a much larger Earth. Where did they come up with this stuff?
Recycle and conserve or Hulk smash!!!
That's right. Screw the Earth! It's overrated anyway.
I actually owned this one when I was a kid. In one story the Phantom Stranger is the wandering Jew, in another he is an angel who would not choose sides when Lucifer rebelled, which led to him being cast down to Earth and getting his wings pulled off.
I love superhero team ups! In this issue, the Harlot of Babylon, Chtullu, and Atlas team up to invade the Earth! While the Dark Tower stands in the left hand corner looking on.