Death by Space Helmet

Another example of the danger of reading comic books. From July 1954:

a man suffocated by a plastic raincoat round his head was trying to copy a space-helmet he saw illustrated in a "comic." He appeared to be trying to imagine the sensation of travelling through space.

See here for a previous example.

The Guardian - July 27, 1954

Perhaps the space helmet that inspired him looked something like this:

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 25, 2017
     Category: Death | Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy | Comics | Headgear | 1950s

I suspect this death may have had more in common with that of David Carradine than with a comic book fantasy.
Posted by Fritz G on 02/25/17 at 07:42 AM
Was going to suggest the same thing as Fritz. Were there any large breasted female aliens on those pages as well?
Posted by PupTentacle on 02/25/17 at 03:38 PM
Large-headed green ones, if it really was that comic. I can't imagine anyone pleasuring himself (or herself) to the image of the Mekon.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/27/17 at 03:10 PM
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