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Collects #1-4, 1955. Recommended. By Dan Keyes and Robert Bernstein. Art by Jack Kamen. Perhaps EC's most controversial and risky title! The complete run of Psychoanalysis, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talent Jack Kamen and stories by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)! A journey into the subconscious minds of three people searching for answers to each one's personal turmoil. The beautiful but troubled Ellen Lyman; youngster Freddy Carter, and Mark Stone, television writer and womanizer. Issue #4 even wraps up each one's diagnosis and cures each!

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Perhaps EC's most controversial and risky title! The complete run of Psychoanalysis, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talent Jack Kamen and stories by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)! A journey into the subconscious minds of three people searching for answers to each one's personal turmoil. The beautiful but troubled Ellen Lyman; youngster Freddy Carter, and Mark Stone, television writer and womanizer. Issue #4 even wraps up each one's diagnosis and cures each!

I can't help but think of the excellent HBO series In Treatment. In this case, however, each story is enhanced as we see what each subject is dreaming, or experiencing, while they relate their issues to the doctor. This turns out to be a fascinating use of comic book narrative and worth any EC fan's attention.

Bob Burden (Flaming Carrott) provides a unique foreword. "This comic series sources from the perspective of the immediate post-WWII era, and I think that is ultimately quite relevant. The war had to have made for a bonanza in psychological damage and madness amongst returning soldiers, but it also laid more profound issues on our doorstep: questions about the mass insanity of things like extermination camps and gulags, mass graves, death marches...Also relevant to the understand of human psychology: the spread of chemicals and drugs in society. Freud himself was a heavy user of cocaine, Hitler was said to have some kind of chemical cocktail administered by his doctor, and supposedly fluoride was use to placate inmates of Nazi concentration camps..."

Psychoanalysis and dream-study was a hip new deal at this time, and EC, in their effort never to pander or to write down to their readers, were willing to explore it with mature, adult stories.

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Item Code ECPSH
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2020
ISBN 9781506711935
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 144pg
Color Full Color
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