Sunday, October 19, 2008

Number 398

King Faraday's suicide bombers

Suicide bombers...a terrorist religious leader. Hmmm. Sounds contemporary, but in fact this King Faraday story is from DC's Danger Trail #4, 1951. The closest reference at the time to terrorist martyrs was the Japanese kamikazi pilots of WWII, so that similarity is invoked in the story. There's no clue in the story as to whether the martyrs were promised virgins in heaven after they had blown themselves to atoms.

Our friends at Grand Comics Database tell us the story is written by Robert Kanigher, and drawn by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella.

1 comment:

Sea-of-Green said...

Awesome! I'd never actually seen any original King Faraday comics before. I didn't even know about the character prior to Darwyn Cooke doing New Frontier. Thanks for posting this, Pappy! :-)