313 – Just a Story

A panel from "Just a Story" in Comic Cavalcade #15, April 1946
A panel from “Just a Story” in Comic Cavalcade #15, April 1946

In Comic Cavalcade #15 (April 1946), DC introduces a new anthology feature called “Just a Story” written by Howard Purcell. This story features a scientist who creates a time machine, then accidentally travels back to France in the 1400s and becomes trapped there, meets and falls in love with Joan of Arc, and then is transported back to 1946 right as she is being burned at the stake. These types of stories remind me a lot of EC and Marvel Comics in the 1950s.