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Almost Gone! All from Weird Science and Weird Fantasy #1-10 Highly Recommended. By Al Feldstein. Art by Jack Kamen. Jack Kamen’s first 22 complete stories for Weird Science and Weird Fantasy. He and writer Al Feldstein explore the unexpected twists and turns that arise from the unintended consequences of new inventions such as matter transmitters, molecular duplicators, shrinking rays, time machines, and too-perfect robots. Usually with a pretty girl involved, whether being duplicated, shrunk or zapped through time! Well-known for his sure hand and slick line and his chic depictions of 1950s-style glamour, Kamen delights in bringing Feldstein’s wicked scripts to graphic life—with stories that foreshadow climate change and the perils of artificial intelligence.

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Jack Kamen’s first 22 complete stories for Weird Science and Weird Fantasy. He and writer Al Feldstein explore the unexpected twists and turns that arise from the unintended consequences of new inventions such as matter transmitters, molecular duplicators, shrinking rays, time machines, and too-perfect robots. Usually with a pretty girl involved, whether being duplicated, shrunk or zapped through time! Well-known for his sure hand and slick line and his chic depictions of 1950s-style glamour, Kamen delights in bringing Feldstein’s wicked scripts to graphic life—with stories that foreshadow climate change and the perils of artificial intelligence.

Superbly reproduced, these really offer us a much better look at the fine-line work by Kamen. Always in the shadow of giants like Wood and Williamson, Kamen suffered greatly from poor reproduction and muddy color in the original EC printings. Here, in crisp black and white taken directly from the original art and the original films, we can see a different side of the artist. His detail and clarity is really excellent. And instead of love triangles and crime stories, here's it's all early EC science fiction, and it's really a lot of fun. I started reading this and could not put it down until I'd devoured the first six or seven stories. This deserves your attention. -Bud

From the creation of a miniature civilization to femmes fatale from the future to the precise prediction of the sun going nova, you’ll find this collection of sci-fi shockers to be some weird science, indeed!

Eight-page introduction, "Kosmic Kamen," by Thommy Burns (The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood). Kamen biography by Steve Ringgenberg.

Afterword by sci-fi author Ted White: "The Ups and Downs of EC Comics--Crime, Horror, Terror, Gore, Depravity, Disrespect for Established Authority--and Science Fiction, too!"

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Item Code MARMH
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781683961680
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 176pg
Color b&w
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