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PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE THING Volume 2

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS THE THING Volume 2

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Collects #10-17, 1952-54. Highly Recommended. By Steve Ditko, Dick Giordano, Dick Ayers, Joe Shuster, Bob Powell et al.

This completes the run of this classic Charlton Pre-Code horror title and features stunning early work from the legendary Steve Ditko (many stories!) and DC's Dick Giordano, his early work. This is one of the must-have titles outside the EC Horror Canon, with wild, bizarre stories, extreme violence: a Necronomicon story, a Hansel & Gretel parody, injury-to-the-eye, Cinderella parody, lingerie panels, Ditko's 1st published work and first cover, an Alice in Wonderland parody, torture...it's all here!


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This completes the run of this classic Charlton Pre-Code horror title and features stunning early work from the legendary Steve Ditko (many stories!) and DC's Dick Giordano, his early work. This is one of the must-have titles outside the EC Horror Canon, with wild, bizarre stories, extreme violence: a Necronomicon story, a Hansel & Gretel parody, injury-to-the-eye, Cinderella parody, lingerie panels, Ditko's 1st published work and first cover, an Alice in Wonderland parody, torture...it's all here!

Lawrence Watt-Evans provides a lengthy introduction offering an overview of the development of horror comics in the late 1940s through to the mid-1950s, continued from Volume 1. He is an expert on the period who often wrote for Comic Book Marketplace. Excellent, long feature with lots of extra pictures of pre-code comics.

Ditko is abundant here, with three stories in one issue, five in another, and far more. This extra-large collection features EIGHT complete issues, filled with excessive violence and extra-strange stories. The parodies of children's classics are especially fun, much in the EC style. This is today one of the most collectible pre-code horror titles and one of the most eccentric.

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Item Code PCT02H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2013
ISBN 9781848636613
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 336pg
Color Full Color
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