When Hollywood started to use the ruins of Lady Liberty as an icon to illustrate the coming apocalypse these images were long popular in comics and pulp magazines. As an admirer of pulp illustration this is not a small satisfaction to me. Pulp does not always banalize popular trends and images it’s as well capable of establishing them.
Fantastic Universe (1953)
Tales of the Unexpected (c.1957)
Amazing Stories (1964)
All these magazines were published long before the Planet of the Apes (1968).
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