Don’t Worry, Everyone Knows Ol’ Rex Here Can Outrun an A-Bomb

46 Comic Covers that Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Back in the 1940s and ’50s, when “duck and cover” was part of every young American’s school routine, there was one surefire way to grab readers’ attention that was literally “da bomb.”

In later decades, publishers didn’t rely as much on atomic blasts for arresting cover art, but you could still find the occasional reminder of the atom’s awesome power. Just remember: it’s all fun and games until someone dies a horrible, gruesome death.

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