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dr. atomic 2 1st
 
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 2
total score 9
Dr. Atomic #2
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1st/2nd Printing / September, 1972 / 36 pages / Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
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REVIEW SCORE 9
The second issue of Dr. Atomic sets the tone for the rest of the series, as Dr. Atomic and Billy join up with "Crazy" Crosby on a journey to "The Giant Grass of Bangagong Valley." The writing is inventive and funny and the artwork ranks with the best of Larry Todd. This comic not only establishes the viability of the Dr. Atomic series, but is also the most entertaining issue that Todd produced. In fact, Dr. Atomic #2 is an unheralded minor underground classic that was probably a bit lost in the flood of dreck that came out in 1973, though it did enjoy several richly deserved reprintings.
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keyline
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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
Last Gasp produced four printings of this comic book. The 1st printing (20,000 copies) has a 50-cent cover price. The 2nd printing (10,000 copies) has a 75-cent cover price. The 3rd and 4th printings (10,000 copies each) both have $1.00 cover prices and are believed to be indistinguishable from each other.
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COMIC CREATOR:
Larry Todd 1-36
dratomic2-3rd
3rd Printing
$1.00 cover.