Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
Every day this August I’ll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.
Today we look at a story about a killer robot that has the type of ending that the Comics Code would just LOVE to see all comic book stories have…
In 1957’s Strange Tales #60, Christopher Rule drew a story (probably written by Stan Lee but I don’t know who for sure) about a man who insists that a scientist give him a robot as a toy for his son even though the robot is not totally finished. Well, taking the robot home early was a major mistake…
Doesn’t that ending seem insanely Bowdlerized? I mean, I know that that term does not apply because this issue was published as written, but boy, doesn’t it read like something a really inept censor would tack on? “No one dies, in fact, everyone just learns a lesson!”
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