Monday, January 2, 2012

Captain Marvel Jr #83 (The Great Brain) March 1950

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year. Once again we will be presenting CMJ stories on a weekly basis that haven't been available on the web (as far as we know).  If you know of others that might be interested in this site pass the word along. Hope you enjoy these stories.

This story could be taken from the large, room-sized computers of the 1940s and 1950s. The ENIAC (dubbed by the press the "Giant Brain") produced in 1946 could have been a prototype for  this story's computer. The ENIAC was "The world's first general purpose electronic, digital computer" and "was used for calculations for the creation of the hydrogen bomb ( This story contains a rare typo. Early in the story it is the First National Bank that was robbed. On page 9, panel 1. CMJ says "This money is part of the loot from the Fifth National Bank!"  Art by Bud Thompson.

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