I just had to post the entire set of pages from this Basil Wolverton comic! I love the way he presents the moral dilemmas of the characters, reduced as they are to a state of savage kill or be killed state of existence, all because of a mad scientist with a grudge against the press.
Cast into the netherworld, the hero of the strip is immediately faced with the dilemma common to westerns: cooperate with the struggling community; or strike out on his own. He goes it alone, and he even escapes. But in the end, he is tormented by his ties to the community he left behind.
Basil Wolverton on the Human Condition.