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PRE-CODE CLASSICS HAND OF FATE Volume 1

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS HAND OF FATE Volume 1

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Collects #8-12 (actually #1-5),1951-52. Recommended. By Lou Cameron, Mike Sekowsky, Ken Rice et al. I consider Ace a good step above most of the EC competitors. They offered offbeat stories tied together by the character "Fate," who provided narration. It's all about the living and the dead--and the undead, as well as getting what you shouldn't wish for, and the inevitable figure of death himself. This veritable sleeper from the Ace stable also includes work by Jim McLaughlin, Maurice Gutwirth, George Appel, Louis Zansky, Bill Molno, and Marvel's own Chic Stone. Cameron and McLaughllin were doing work worthy of EC in quality, especially in the later issues.

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I consider Ace a good step above most of the EC competitors. They offered offbeat stories tied together by the character "Fate," who provided narration. It's all about the living and the dead--and the undead, as well as getting what you shouldn't wish for, and the inevitable figure of death himself. This veritable sleeper from the Ace stable also includes work by Jim McLaughlin, Maurice Gutwirth, George Appel, Louis Zansky, Bill Molno, and Marvel's own Chic Stone. Cameron and McLaughllin were doing work worthy of EC in quality, especially in the later issues.

Don't just take my word for it, here's some praise excerpted from an outstanding website dedicated to Ace's entire line:

Ace just did good work. Their romance, their crime, their horror books were clearly above average and have been nefariously underrated. This website is a first step towards recognition. Ace excelled with more than solid, sometimes even brilliant, artwork. And not only by their most prominent artist: Lou Cameron.

About 24 artists worked more or less regularly for Ace’s horror books. Some did just 3 stories, some did 13, some did 30 or more. The output of Ace horror lore amounts to a total of 359 stories (101 books, 4 stories in each book, minus 2 from WEB’s last issues who featured only 3 stories, minus 43 reprints).

The most prolific are Lou Cameron, Jim McLaughlin, Ken Rice and Louis Zansky. These four artists grew and developed their fine styles under Ace’s roof. They came aboard early on, stayed until the end and worked not only on the horror titles. -Tillmann Courth, http://aces-of-ace.de/

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Item Code PCHF01H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781786361585
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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