Snake Worship in the USA!

Picture News was an interesting experiment – take news and true-life stories and turn them into comic book stories. Given the lead times involved in turning today’s headlines into a comic book on a news stand, it must have been hard to stay topical. But some subjects are timeless, and snake handlers certainly fit the bill. I’m not sure if there were significant efforts underway to stamp out snake handling in 1946 America, but this four pager from Picture News #3 certainly implies it was important to someone at the time.

Anyone get the feeling the Governor separates the cults from the religions based on whether the members can swing an election? Guessing most of the snake handlers depicted here aren’t registered to vote. Seems like a registration drive was needed.

Fury Comics has many issues of Picture News (and tons of other great stuff) on their site.

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