Number 1679: Frankenstein and the housing shortage
There was a serious shortage of housing in America at the end of World War II. GIs were returning by the millions and finding there was nowhere to live. That was to be expected from a country which had turned over all its industries to the war effort. It took a while to catch up on producing consumer goods. But that is the reality in the otherwise unreal world of the funky Frankenstein of Dick Briefer, as published in Prize Comics #51 (1945).
The story also gives a satiric nod to Briefer’s friend, Bruce Elliott, a magician and pulp writer who gets credit at times for helping Briefer write his stories.
Going back to the very early days of this blog...just click on the thumbnail for another Frankenstein story that uses the end of the war as a plot device.