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PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 1

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 1

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Collects #5-9, 1952-53. Highly Recommended. By Alex Toth, George Tuska, Jerry Grandenetti, John Celardo, Ruben Moreira, Jack Katz et al. The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- three stories by Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest Adventure, a beautifully drawn story by Ruben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. The under-rated Ralph Mayo contributes too. More wild work by Jack Katz included two covers. Even a delightful little two-pager by Murphy Anderson. Really strong artwork on fun horror stories in the EC tradition. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues so this ten issue run begins with #5.

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The covers alone are worth the price of admission -- three stories by Toth, Jerry Grandenetti, plus, for fans of DC's My Greatest Adventure, a beautifully drawn story by Ruben Moreira --very few pre-code comics come any better than this. The under-rated Ralph Mayo contributes too. More wild work by Jack Katz included two covers. Even a delightful little two-pager by Murphy Anderson. Really strong artwork on fun horror stories in the EC tradition. Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues so this ten issue run begins with #5.

Standard was convinced that comics sold better if they appeared to have been around for a while, and therefore they started all their horror titles with #5, each lasting about ten issues worth of usually well-done E.C. imitations. Anderson's little piece is "The Phantom Horseman." George Tuska of Marvel fame puts in a rare appearance. Toth leads off with "Murder Mansion" and shows why he was setting the house style both at Standard and at DC Comics with his superb storytelling coupled with innovative panels and action.

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Item Code PCA01H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781786361011
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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