Dagwood splits the atom

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I found this book on usenet the other day. It’s an “educational” treatise on how the new fangled atom sciences were supposed to change life in the late forties. I kinda like the way King Features incorporated their others characters (besides Dagwood, that is) to illustrate some of the concepts in the story. And I particularly like the way Mandrake the magician is supposed to explain the science behind it all.

Read on for the complete book…

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Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

Dagwood Dagwood

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15 Responses to Dagwood splits the atom

  1. Klaus H. Kuebler says:

    Thank you very much!!!

    I was searching a complete scan for several years.

    Please post more like this

    Best wishes,

    Klaus

  2. ElPolloLoco says:

    .PDF, anyone?

  3. wonder if spy vs. spy was in on this?

  4. Justa Croce says:

    Great Post, can’t wait to read more.

  5. Thanks for the cool post. i loved the scans and these illustrations are very cool

  6. Gordon Cole says:

    I grew up in Oak Ridge from 1943 to 1962. I still live here after a few years away for school and getting married. It was a magical place for a child as we were fenced in and felt safe at home even though we were afraid of the war and what was going on. We didn’t know what was happening at the plants as our parents were not supposed to speak of anything confidential. I remember the signs about “what you hear here, leave it here. AND we don’t glow in the dark for real (we only say we do).

  7. alexzross says:

    Very interesting and cool article. Thanks!

  8. justjack says:

    There was a 1947 movie called “The Beginning Or The End,” which seems to have taken its title from this book. It told, in “historically accurate” (for Hollywood) fashion, of the Manhattan Project and how the bomb was developed. Brian Donlevy played General Groves.

  9. Tired Old Fat Guy says:

    We need an updated version with Homer Simpson explaining it.

  10. bcparkison says:

    Ahh! I have a young friend who is finishing up at the Naval Academy. He will be on a Nuc sub.Prayers for him and his crew please.

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