It does have an atom age feel with the winged rocket ship. In 1958, the U.S. was experimenting with the X-15 rocket plane, which held speed and altitude records that I believe stand to this day. The X-15 piloted by William "Pete" Knight holds the record for the fastest winged, manned flight... he broke Mach 7. Prior to the shuttle, the X-15 was the only winged vehicle to carry humans into space. X-15 pilots went high enough to experience weightlessness and no atmosphere.
This is the very first EC comic I have ever owned. I picked it up from my local comic shop. Where I live, you just don't see comics from EC at all. Even though this is quite a beat up copy, I love it! Also, the small piece that is missing on the cover is actually inside the book. It came off but I still have it.
The water stain is pretty bad and the pages are really tan but not brittle.
This, strictly speaking isn't Atom Age, but it is a 1958 UK reprint of an Atom Age book, and it features a new cover (actually just an enlarged panel from the original book), but pretty cool, nonetheless...
One of those "sleazy" Matt Baker romance covers
... and, finally, a rejected Golden Age Sandman cover turning up on a 50's crime book?
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When I got that Modern Love in, it was covered with some kind of scum, which the seller couldn't identify, and which I am thinking is either some kind of makeup, or some really clay-like mud... Anyway, it scraped off (mostly)
Here's the before and after shots, neither one photoshopped at all...
Certification # 0983129004
Grade Date 10/08/2009
Title Captain Gallant
Issue Date 1955
Publisher U.S. Pictorial
Variant Heinz Food Premium
Page Quality OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
Art Comments Don Heck cover and art
Jack Sparling art
Key Comments Buster Crabbe photo frontispiece.
Based on the NBC television series
""Captain Gallant of the Foriegn Legion.""
Issue Year 1955
"...and I shall shed my light over dark evil....
For the dark things cannot stand the light.....
the light of the Green Lantern!"
-Alan Scott, The Golden AgeGreen Lantern-