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Collects #1-5, 1955. Highly Recommended. Art by Evans, Krigstein, Ingels, Crandall, Davis, Kamen, & Orlando! The complete run, including the famous "Master Race" story, about the holocaust and Nazi hunters. This #1 was NOT code-approved. A powerful title, with four stories by Reed Crandall, three stories and a cover by Jack DavisGraham Ingels in every issue, Joe Orlando in two, Krigstein in two. EC always loved their shock, twist endings, so offering a title that was all about those, well, what a natural. This title kicked off EC's New Trend as they attempted to come up with work that could be code-approved.

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The complete run, including the famous "Master Race" story, about the holocaust and Nazi hunters. This #1 was NOT code-approved. A powerful title, with four stories by Reed Crandall, three stories and a cover by Jack Davis, Graham Ingels in every issue, Joe Orlando in two, Krigstein in two. EC always loved their shock, twist endings, so offering a title that was all about those, well, what a natural. This title kicked off EC's New Trend as they attempted to come up with work that could be code-approved.

Foreword by Steve Ringgenberg. "The first of EC's "New Direction" comics, I consider it the most significant of all the "New Direction" titles for the simple reason that the first issue contains "Master Race," one of the most revolutionary stories ever published in any mainstream American comic...Artist Bernard Krigstein took one of Al Feldstein's "snap ending" stories, originally intended for Crime SuspenStories #26, expanded it, and reworked it into a masterpiece of experimental graphic fiction, one that's been influencing comic-book storytelling ever since...it's [also] the first story in American comics to deal with the Holocaust."

"But while "Master Race" is the best story in the title's run, it's by no means the only striking or beautifully illustrated story that appeared..."The Lonely One" from issue #4, superbly illustrated by Jack Davis, with probably the best cover in Impact's run, is one of the most poignant and effective in the title's run..."

Carl Wessler wrote eight of these 20 stories, Otto Binder wrote "Totally Blind," and DC writer Jack Oleck probably did "The Lonely One." All others are generally attributed to Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein. Here DC distilled their shock endings, and instead of depending on blood and gore, as in the other titles, here they expanded in challenging social mores, ironic and sometimes sad.

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Item Code ECIMH
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2020
ISBN 9781506711928
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 168pg
Color Full Color
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