As captured on book covers, anyway.
Some say the world will end in fire—
Nobody, however, said the world would end crushed by a giant monster until this Kirby cover.
I haven’t read We Who Survived. Alas, Babylon was part of ninth-grade (I think) English, the curriculum’s minor concession to SF (it’s a reasonably realistic look at post-WW III survival, and I quite enjoyed it). I can’t say I have any enthusiasm for those 1950s/early 1960s Marvel monster stories, but they do have cool covers.
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