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PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 2

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS Volume 2

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Collects #10-14, 1953-54. Final volume. Recommended. By George Roussos, Art Saaf, John Celardo, Nick Cardy, Alex Toth, Mike Sekowsky et al. The covers alone in this baby are worth the price of admission, by George Roussos and DC mainstay Mike Sekowsky, doing his best imitation of Alex Toth! And his best was very good, as shown on several of his stories here. Also in these issues, two stories by Jack Katz, an Overstreet-identified lingerie panel, and a cannibalism story cited by T.E. Murphy's anti-comics articles. And work by Gene Fawcette (Planet Comics and Avon regular) and the other artists mentioned above. Way above average pre-code stories.

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The covers alone in this baby are worth the price of admission, by George Roussos and DC mainstay Mike Sekowsky, doing his best imitation of Alex Toth! And his best was very good, as shown on several of his stories here. Also in these issues, two stories by Jack Katz, an Overstreet-identified lingerie panel, and a cannibalism story cited by T.E. Murphy's anti-comics articles. And work by Gene Fawcette (Planet Comics and Avon regular) and the other artists mentioned above. Way above average pre-code stories.

Wild stuff. Standard boasted better talent than most of their competitors and their stable of artists was above-average to stellar. Some great covers here, and lots of bizarre horror stories far from the usual fare.

Standard Comics did not believe in #1 issues. They were 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 of well-done E.C.-like horror and sci-fi. This is the second and final collecting AID.

Alex Toth was a powerful influence on many artists at this time, and few less so than Mike Sekowsky (as well as Ross Andru, who may have done the final cover in this series). Sometimes it takes some study to tell one man's work from another, high praise indeed since Toth was one of the finest artists at the time who wasn't working at EC.

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Item Code PCA02H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781786361264
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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