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The very first SIX issues of the legendary EC title that wrote the book on divergent, intelligent, even anti-war comic book stories! Writer-artist-editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with artists Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories--considered to be among the best war stories ever told.
Includes an introduction by Grant Geissman, EC author and expert and foreword by noted comics collector and founder of Diamond Comics Distributors, Stephen Geppi.
EC Comics were widely credited with causing the dissolution of the morals of kids and teens in the 1950's (well, at least at the time), thus playing a large part in the public outcry over comics that led to Senate hearings condemning the sex and violence within their pages. Dark Horse brings their usual high quality design and production values to the creation of collector's editions of these seminal comics.
Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) was a cartoonist, writer, editor and comics genius. He is probably best remembered for MAD, which he founded in 1952. He created 28 revolutionary issues for E.C. publisher Bill Gaines (for whom he also created Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat) before leaving in 1956.
Kurtzman then created the short-lived satire magazine Trump for Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner in 1957. He followed with the comic-size Humbug in 1958, then Help! magazine. During this time he discovered such diverse talent as Terry Gilliam, Gloria Steinem, Gilbert Shelton, and R. Crumb. In 1962 he and collaborator Will Elder began producing the long-running and elaborate "Little Annie Fanny" comic for Playboy.
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Item Code ECTW01H Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781616558239 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 216pg Color Full Color