Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 11, which is an Old Comic You Love.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
I’ll go with writer Al Feldstein and artist Joe Orlando’s classic tale, “Judgment Day,” from Weird Fantasy #18 in 1953…
The story was about an astronaut sent by the Earth to examine a planet to see if it was up to snuff and worthy of joining Earth’s “Galactic Republic.”
Well, the planet of robots was found wanting, due to its treatment of different colored robots.
Then, of course, the big “twist”…
A good story in and of itself, but especially powerful for the era in which it came (check out this old Comic Book Legends Revealed to see how the Comics Code actually tried to make EC change the color of the astronaut’s skin!).