Thursday, February 25, 2010

Those Cosmic Rays

This just in!

Sharp-eyed and sharper-minded comic sleuth Art Lortie tipped me to this page from the Oct. 1930 issue of POPULAR MECHANICS. It seems that in the science of the era, cosmic rays were considered to have life-evolving properties.

POPULAR MECHANICS vol. 2 #2 (Oct. 1930)

This info has been added to the previous post.

A tip of the Comics Detective's deerstalker cap to Art Lortie!


  1. Cosmic rays are one of my favorite "I got my super-powers from..." reasons for super-hero comics. Seems to have been quite popular during the Silver Age.


    Steven G. Willis

  2. You and Stan Lee!

    You're in good company, Steven!