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Atomic Comics free pdf At the dawn of the Atomic Age, the wonders and dangers of this strange new energy were explained by scientists, politicians, and writers of every kind. But for millions of ordinary Americans, their primary source of information was comic books, comic strips, and cartoons. These ubiquitous pop culture vehicles simplified the intricate science of the fissioned atom to the general public, explaining both the potential benefits and threats of atomic power. Through newspaper strips such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, comic book superheroes including Atomic Man, Spiderman, and Captain Atom, and nuclear villains such as Dr. Octopus and the Atomic Skull, readers acquired a new scientific vocabulary and comprehended the controversies surrounding nuclear science. This was accomplished, Szasz contends, both through the medium itself, which has a remarkable ability to present complex ideas in easy-to-grasp visual form, and through the ways cartoonists incorporated vexing quandaries into engaging stories of adventure, suspense, and even humor.

About Ferenc Morton Szasz

Regents Professor of History, Ferenc Morton Szasz taught at the University of New Mexico, USA for forty-three years. Renowned for his wide-ranging interests, in his teaching and scholarship he focused on American social and intellectual history, thereby embracing the history of American religion, World War II, and the Atomic Age. The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Nuclear Site Explosion, July 16, 1945 remains one of his most popular books.

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Author : Ferenc Morton Szasz
Publisher : University of Nevada Press
Data Published : 01 August 2013
ISBN : 0874179181
EAN : 9780874179187
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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