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Fantasy art's most popular painter was also one of the most popular comic book illustrators during the industry’s golden age. Telling Stories: The Comic Art of Frank Frazetta celebrates the rare and largely forgotten stories created five decades ago by this iconic artist. These jungle adventures, true-life tales of heroism, and dreamy love stories not only exhibit the skill of a master craftsman but also provide tantalizing glimpses of where the young artist’s career would ultimately take him. Hardcover in slipcase! This was the ONLY trade edition of this book.
This offers the complete Thunda tales, his best romance works, such as "Untamed Love", "Empty Heart," "A Love of My Own," "The Wrong Road" and "Too Late for Love." Ironically some of these often dismissed romance stories offer some of his finest works, with shapely women, nude statues, and lots of implied lust. Then we have heroic works, such as war comics from Heroic Comics; adventure, with White Indian, the long-running series for ME. We have "Squeeze Play," complete with a special introduction, his one and only solo-drawn story for EC. Here's Captain Comet, a rare SF story with Al Williamson; Judy of the Jungle, a pre-Thunda Africa adventure; and some of his best and most obscure works from the late 1940s, one, two and three page classics.
All the stories have been newly colored, giving them each a fresh quality that highlight rather than obscures the art, as the original coloring often did.The long 18-page introduction offers an overview of Frank's comic book work, from his first in Tally Ho Comics to his rare solo work for the Warren magazines and Witzend. It is beautifully illustrated, including from the original black and white pages.
This was an exceptionally nice package for a trade edition book. With the slipcase, it looks very much like one of Vanguard's Deluxe editions which sell for $69.95. Yet this was published at $49.95, and now we can offer it at half that price thanks to a special deal with the publisher.
- Additional Information
Item Code TELSH Publisher Underwood Books Publish Date 2008 ISBN 9781599290201 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 192pg Color Partial Color