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FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 12

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FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 12

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Collects #71-76, 1958-59. Highly Recommended. By Al Williamson, John Buscema, Paul Reinman, Ogden Whitney, Mike Roy, John Rosenberger et al. Six new issues, more than 20 stories by the fine writer Richard Hughes and a solid stable of artists, including EC's own Al Williamson. The comics code was the best thing to happen to ACG, as it meant better and longer stories, with more characterization, depth and highly original plots. From science fiction to fantasy to the  surreal--and that would be the very first appearance of Herbi, drawn by Ogden Whitney in #73. Lots of flying saucers and out of this world stories all still very readable today.

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Six new issues, more than 20 stories by the fine writer Richard Hughes and a solid stable of artists, including EC's own Al Williamson. The comics code was the best thing to happen to ACG, as it meant better and longer stories, with more characterization, depth and highly original plots. From science fiction to fantasy to the surreal--and that would be the very first appearance of Herbi, drawn by Ogden Whitney in #73. Lots of flying saucers and out of this world stories all still very readable today.

Forbidden Worlds and its sister title, Adventures into the Unknown, are some of my favorite titles to pick up and enjoy today. Unlike Stan Lee's Atlas stories, and the pre-code horror stories even from these folks, these late 1950s stories are fun. Entertaining. Unusual. You never quite know what to expect, and that's what I love about reading comics. Ogden Whitney is nearly forgotten today, but he was a solid, excellent storyteller and usually the cover artist for these issues.

But here you also find John Rosenberger, a solid talent who went on with ACG to draw many of their superheroes in the 1960s. He had a slick, polished style that can often be confused with the fine work of Kurt Schaffenberger, who himself became the famed Superman and Lois Lane artist.

If a story needed more pages, Hughes gave it that length. Letter pages? You bet, years before DC and Marvel began doing them.

Some story titles here: "Dr. Martin's Marvelous Museum," "The Strange Ones," "The Iron Brain," "The Alien Germs," "The Glittering Nightmare," "In the Beginning" (rockets meet cave men), "Strange Journey," "Somewhere I'll Find You" about a journey into micro-worlds. Artist John Buscema comes on board with outstanding polished artwork on "Legend of the Clock," a travel through time to eighteenth century sword fights and stage robbers in in England, who encounter a clock that tells the future.

Meticulously compiled from the original source material and painstakingly digitally restored.

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Item Code FOR12H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781786360076
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 288pg
Color Full Color
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