Friday, March 7, 2014

Reading Room ATOMIC WAR! "Sneak Attack" Conclusion

On a quiet night in 1960, the Soviet Union launched a treacherous attack on the United States utilizing nuclear weaponry.
Though caught off-guard due to Commie sleeper agents disabling most of NORAD's Distant Early Warning System, America's armed forces swing into action...
In reality, a mid-air burst would be as effective, if not more so, than a nuclear bomb hitting the ground, with the electro-magnetic pulse effectively destroying all electronics and a shock wave unobstructed by buildings or geographic features.
From the New York Journal-American Archive at the University of Texas

This 1952 tale launched the short-lived Atomic War comic book series, which presented a remarkably-consistent "future" world of 1960 with it's own continuity.
Illustrated by Ken Rice, this premiere tale from Ace's Atomic War! #1 (1952) establishes the premise and leaves the reader shell-shocked.
You can read even more Atomic War tales HERE!


  1. Hello I have a set of 1950s atomic air burst posters of streets of London before and after the air burst explosions . Can you tell me if they are of any value
    Thank you
    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Without seeing them, it's impossible to tell.
      Have you posted scans of them anywhere?


Thanx for posting!

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