324 – Super Photographic Memory

In Action Comics #101 (August 1946), it is mentioned for the first time that Superman has photographic memory. In this story, Superman is exposed to a chemical that makes normal people go crazy. The only thing that sets Superman right again is being exposed to a nuclear explosion.

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310 – Miss America enters the Atomic Age

By the mid-1940s, Miss America from Timely (Marvel) had transitioned from a comic book into a “magazine” with lots of ads targeting young women and articles/stories seeking to shape young girls minds into proper “American ideals”. I love how every article consists of the the first page and then a “continued on some later page” […]

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300 – The Atomic Age!

USA dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 with Japan announcing surrender in a matter of days. Nonetheless, it took until October 1945 for stories mentioning “atomic” science to make their way into the public’s hands. The stories had been held back thanks to wartime censorship. I actually found it pretty […]

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