THE ATOMIC KNIGHTS!
When you're a kid, a lot of things seem perfectly reasonable, that years later, with the benefit of hindsight, seem pretty goofy.
John Broome and Murphy Anderson's "Atomic Knights" strip would fit into this category, for sure.
And yet, I must confess, that as a kid, I was disturbingly fixated with this post-atomic "crew-cut apocalypse" and its unlikely premise. Somehow, after the bomb gets dropped (or in fact, LOTS of bombs get dropped) those old suits of armour now function as radiation suits! No foolin!
Pretty far-fetched today... but when I was a kid.....
Anyway, here's 12 of their 14 stories, featuring crisp work from Mr Anderson at his best, and wacky out-there post-apocalyptic SF writing as only Mr. Broome can supply.
I mean, can you see DC publishing an archive edition of this? No, neither could I....
01 - ORIGIN OF THE ATOMIC KNIGHTS
02 - CAVEMEN OF NEW YORK
03 - LOST CITY OF LOS ANGELES
04 - WORLD OUT OF TIME
05 - THANKSGIVING DAY - 1990
06 - WAR IN WASHINGTON
07 - ATTACK OF THE GIANT DOGS
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08 - MENACE OF THE METAL RAIDERS
09 - WHEN THE EARTH BLACKED OUT
I'm missing these two...
10 - KING OF NEW ORLEANS
11 - THE PLANT THAT HATED HUMANS
12 - DANGER IN DETROIT
13 - THREAT OF THE WITCH WOMAN
14 - HERE COME THE WILD ONES!
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