And back to the McGraw-Hill stories.
There are two versions of this story. I took one version all the way to finished inks before the editors came to their senses and realized just how cynical the story was. Three times the story passed editorial muster, while I just shook my head and thought "They can't possibly let me get away with this." And, well, they didn't. I'll show you the accpeted version first.
And, as I'll explain later, my cynical little story still isn't half as bad as the actual truth.