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The Day of the Triffids is a story about a man named Bill Masen who, along with the people he meets along the way, has to try to save the world as he knows it from the invasion of killer aliens called “triffids,” which crash-landed on Earth with…

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A Canticle for Leibowitz is set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war; the book takes place over the course of thousands of years as civilization attempts to rebuild itself.

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False Dawn is a compelling story of Thea, a female mutant “Pirate”, and Evan who are thrown together by chance, striving to stay alive in a new twenty-first century world that can no longer support a vast human population due to war, disease, and…

Damnation Alley is a story about a man named Hell Tanner being pardoned for murder in exchange for going on a suicide mission from what was formerly Los Angeles to what was known as Boston before the war, across a nuclear wasteland where winds are…

Doomsday + 1
Many Science Fiction stories that portray man-made apocalypses use nuclear war as the inciting incident. The Doomsday + 1 comics are an example of this in displaying a possible outcome of a nuclear war between two of the world’s most powerful…

The cover of Bitch Planet displays artwork associated with the feminist movement. Feminist ideals are conveyed through the color and style of artwork.

Details how animals were being tested to send for space. This is before humans were sent into space.

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Killraven's artwork and panels draw from ideas pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement. The panels show a representation of the African American community seen through the character Mishulla.

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Amazing Adventures featuring Kill Raven contains artwork that was inspired by the Civil Rights movement. Mishulla becomes a representation of different races that are present through the comic.

Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera comic strip created in the 1930's, aiming to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip. It is regarded as one of the most influential American adventure comic strips, aimed for young…

This is the cover and a sample page of an issue of Amazing Adventures featuring Killraven, a man who has been experimented on by Martians for the purpose of gladiatorial combat. This issue provides an example of a key aspect of SF comics and…

A 1974 fanzine from Pittsburgh that serves as a bulletin for comic book news and events in the area. It was created and distributed by the Pittsburgh Comix Club to build a fan community and encourage people to participate in comic book culture.

The audience of Star Wars comics ranges from children to adults, as their narrative is easy to comprehend, consume, and relate to. The comic highlights various tropes, such as intergalactic space adventures, action, and drama, that are common to…

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The audience of Star Trek comics ranges from teens to adults, with narratives which entail themes and tropes commonly found in the science fiction subgenre of space operas. Issue #12 follows the adventures of Captain Kirk and his heroic battle…

The story makes a lot of references to the cold war and threat of nuclear weapons. Also alludes to a third war that was potentially in the midst of occurring.
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