Friday, January 13, 2012

WORLD WAR III "Operation Comeback"

World War III has begun, and the US will strike back!
Damn Commies!
They'll stop at nothing!
(or so we thought in 1952)
But the US is hardly doing "nothing"...
The second story from World War III #1 (1952) shows other differences in this book's version of 1960s "future history" compared to it's companion title Atomic War!
The missile technology shown seems directly derived from German WWII V-1s and V-2s, perhaps by German scientists we kept out of Soviet hands at the end of the war.
Much is made of defense budget cuts in WWIII, while in Atomic War! we were caught off-guard, but once we began counter-attacking, we were shown to be pretty well-equipped with (then) state of the art lethal tech!
Art by Lou Cameron, writer unknown.
Until next time...

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