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Highly Recommended. By Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein. Art by Harvey Kurtzman. Before he created Mad, before Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Harvey Kurtzman got his start at EC with his meticulously crafted science fiction, crime, and horror stories.This collects all of Kurtzman’s rarely seen early EC stories, mainly from the pages of Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, but also from Tales from the Crypt, Haunt, Vault, and Crime Suspense. Kurtzman illustrates twist-ending stories written by Al Feldstein, including "Lost in the Microcosm," "The Man Who Raced Time," and "Atom Bomb Thief."

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Before he created Mad, before Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Harvey Kurtzman got his start at EC with his meticulously crafted science fiction, crime, and horror stories.This collects all of Kurtzman’s rarely seen early EC stories, mainly from the pages of Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, but also from Tales from the Crypt, Haunt, Vault, and Crime Suspense. Kurtzman illustrates twist-ending stories written by Al Feldstein, including "Lost in the Microcosm," "The Man Who Raced Time," and "Atom Bomb Thief."

But unlike most other EC artists, Kurtzman also often wrote and drew his own stories, as in "The Radioactive Child," "The Last War on Earth," and our title story, "Man and Superman" — a cautionary tale about the how the laws of physics would impact a real-world superhero, delivered in Kurtzman's uniquely bold, slashing, cartoony-but-dead-serious style.

And as a bonus here, you'll find his "Lucky Fights It Through," a 15-page story that EC did as a giveaway, exposing sexually transmitted drugs. In 1949! And here also is "Pearl Divers," written by HK but drawn by Joe Kubert. Thommy Burns provides a fact-filled 10-page introduction, all about Kurtzman's first coming to EC. And in the Afterword, Steve Ringgenberg begins with a quote from Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) pointing out his inspiration found in Kurtzman's work, how Mad went from comic book to magazine format to try and keep Kurtzman in the EC fold (1949-56) and his new career with fellow EC staffers at Trump, then Humbug, then Help, finally to doing Little Annie Fanny beginning in 1962.

Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library, Man And Superman and Other Stories features extensive essays and notes on these classic stories written by EC experts.

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Item Code MANASH
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2020
ISBN 9781683962755
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 180pg
Color b&w
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