Real Life Comics (1945)

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The curious thing about this comic is the indicated date: January 1945. Since the atomic bomb wasn't dropped on Hiroshima until August of 1945, the comic had to have been printed sometime thereafter. Either that or some investigative journalist obtained secret information about the Manhattan Project and revealed it a comic book, an event that has mysteriously gone unreported in the historical literature. Until now, that is. The initial press reports focused on the role of Oak Ridge in the development of the atomic bomb. The contributions of Los Alamos and Hanford did not become public knowledge until later. The brown building at the top is the gaseous diffusion facility known as K-25. Despite the cover, none of the stories dealt with the atomic bomb.

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