The Techno-Erotic Imaginary of 1947

1947 was the year this issue of Starting Comics came out (#44, featuring the Fighting Yank).

It was also the year of Kenneth Arnold’s UFO sighting, the first official “flying saucer.”

Also the year of the Maurey Island Incident, with the first modern “men in black.”

Also the year of the Roswell Incident, and the interweaving of technological otherness with national security, atomic warfare, and the epistemological wobbliness of the Fallen Object.

Also the year of the National Security Act and the creation of the CIA.

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