Strips like Looie Lazybones had long been a part of anthology titles, and series like Ozark Ike, and Babe had earned their own titles, though it was probably due more to their emphasis on the characters' involvement in sports than their rural origins.
Remember when we thought the "day after tomorrow" would be...
...and all the world's woes could be solved with nuclear power?
If you're an older Baby Boomer, or one of the Greatest Generation, you might remember this tale from Fox's one-shot Rocket Ship X (1951) or something similar to it, since the unhindered (but safe) use of atomic power was being promoted as the ultimate solution to the world's oil/gasoline problems!
Oddly, when it was reprinted in Charlton's Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #5 (1956), only the first page was shown!
Sadly, no records exist to identify the writer and artist (or writer/artist) of this unfulfilled prophecy.
It's not exactly Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" but an updating with some twists of its' own...
Plotted by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, scripted by Shane McKenzie, and illustrated by Antonio Bifilco, this take on Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" from Zenescope's Grimm Tales of Terror #4 (2014) is one of the wilder "re-interpretations" of the legendary horror tale.
But then, that's the sort of thing they do so well...
Compiled and edited by Wolverton's son, Monte, the 304-page Bible Stories includes all of Wolverton's artwork for the Worldwide Church of God project.
Recording artist and noted EC Comics authority Grant Geissman(Tales of Terror: The E.C. Companion and Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!) provides an insightful foreword, while Monte Wolverton delivers commentary and background in the introduction and in each section.
This volume is authorized and commissioned by the Worldwide Church of God and endorsed by the Wolverton family.
BTW, Many of the illustrations (some never previously-published) are regarded as Basil Wolverton's finest work.