This story, published less than a
year after America's atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
was quite controversial according to Spirit historian Cat Yronwode:
"In typical thought-provoking fashion, the first, most obvious
conclusion ---that Eisner thinks the atomic bomb is "bad"---
is undercut and ridiculed by showing a group of cavemen discovering
fire at the end of the story. If humankind has managed to tame
fire, can we not also tame the atom? ....Years later the answer
is still not clear, but one thing is sure--- Eisner was not far
wrong in showing that a little boy could build an atomic bomb.
Simplified plans for bombs have been printed in various newspapers
and magazines, and those who have political power to start nuclear
war sometimes act more like little boys than like grown men."
Complete 7 page story..........................$12,000