1957 atomic revolution comic book!
May 19, 2003 8:25 AM   Subscribe

1957 atomic revolution comic book. Quite a find for 1950s atomic memorabilia enthusiasts. Creepy and educational. Has anyone here ever heard of M.Philip Copp?
posted by Peter H (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[this is good] - thankyou.
posted by plep at 9:43 AM on May 19, 2003

Using Google, I found reference to another of his "works" Crime, corruption and Communism, by M. Philip Copp (1952)
posted by Qubit at 9:58 AM on May 19, 2003

Yes. This is good.
posted by armoured-ant at 10:29 AM on May 19, 2003

Sweet. There's nothing like that mid-20th century American optimism. Now, where are my atomic aircraft? And why does everyone have cancer?
posted by Kikkoman at 12:27 PM on May 19, 2003

Where am I going, and why am I in this handbasket?
posted by Pressed Rat at 12:33 PM on May 19, 2003

I don't know why, but the art and lettering is strangely familiar and I just can't believe this is truly vintage 1950s. I just don't understand why...

Anyway, the pen-&-ink work is impressive. And it's always fun to look back and see how the future was originally envisioned (Thanks, Peter H).
posted by Shane at 1:51 PM on May 19, 2003

Reminds me of the comic book that came with Infocom's Trinity, The Illustrated Story of the Atom Bomb.
posted by donth at 7:55 PM on May 19, 2003

The artwork looks like Al Williamson.

I'm guessing that M. Phillip Copp is either a pseudonym, or whoever wrote it...
posted by jpburns at 4:47 AM on May 20, 2003

The artwork looks like Al Williamson.

It does! Great art. Beautiful use of light and shading. But maybe the inking looks a little too slick and polished. But it could be! Something about the font was bugging me, too, like maybe it was computer-generated... but if you look closely, it is definitely hand-lettered.

At first I thought this was a modern impersonation of a vintage comic, maybe by the creators of Two-Fisted Science. But I guess not. It's just so slick...
posted by Shane at 5:56 AM on May 20, 2003

Daddy, why is the sky red?
posted by newlydead at 8:11 AM on May 20, 2003

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