Even by the late sixties most science fiction writers had rejected the mutant superpowers theme as absurd; but it was replaced with the ever-popular mutant monster, which already by the seventies had become a cliché.

The nuclear cautionary film series Planet of the Apes had given a special twist to the theme of nuclear mutation which was imitated by popular comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby in his Kamandi series.

 

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