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review The EC Archives Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Writer artist editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood Johnny Craig Jack Davis Al Feldstein John Severin Will Elder and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told Volume 1 volumeVolume 1 volume reprints the first six complete issues 24 stories of the comic book Two Fisted Tales originally published in 1950 and 195. Thank god all these EC classics are finally available in new editions They're all interesting historically and a lot of them are pretty great stories too But for my money the best volume thus far is this first book of Kurtzman edited war stories Edited is of course damning Kurtzman's contribution with faint praise—he wrote and laid out every single story It's thrilling to watch Kurtzman invent new storytelling techiues in these stories but they're than just historical curiosities—the stories really hold up Kurtzman's bleak outlook on war and perspective from his own time in combat keep the blunt aspects of this era of comics storytelling from getting too saccarine and his mastery of panel to panel comics is rivaled by very few even today Just great stuff

The EC ArchivesVolume 1 volume reprints the first six complete issues 24 stories of the comic book Two Fisted Tales originally published in 1950 and 195. Thank god all these EC classics are finally available in new editions They're all interesting historically and a lot of them are pretty great stories too But for my money the best volume thus far is this first book of Kurtzman edited war stories Edited is of course damning Kurtzman's contribution with faint praise—he wrote and laid out every single story It's thrilling to watch Kurtzman invent new storytelling techiues in these stories but they're than just historical curiosities—the stories really hold up Kurtzman's bleak outlook on war and perspective from his own time in combat keep the blunt aspects of this era of comics storytelling from getting too saccarine and his mastery of panel to panel comics is rivaled by very few even today Just great stuff

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The EC Archives Õ Writer artist editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood Johnny Craig Jack Davis Al Feldstein John Severin Will Elde. After the first issue I was afraid that I might not like this series as much as I enjoyed Shock SuspenStories and Weird Science but then a helpful article pointed out that each artist had written his own story in the first issue of Two Fisted Tales In #2 Johnny Craig wrote his own story but the other three tales were written by Kurtzman All four stories in each of the following four issues were entirely Kurtzman's writingUnsurprisingly the stories got much better after that first comicI've mentioned before how much I love Kurtzman's art but it's especially true in the war settings where he adds a real sense of surreality and inhumanity to his very human characters Jack Davis' art is also killer grounding the scenes in palpable settings and gritty to the max John Severin and Will Elder were also fabulous and the Alex Toth pencilsKurtzman inks chapter was gorgeousThe move to focus on war stories was a good one They felt concrete probably due the exposure the creators had to the Korean war and the tension and danger really spilled over to the page Kurtzman didn't have to rely on a twist ending to surprise the reader the humanity of the soldiers kept me engaged right throughGreat stuff free download ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Harvey Kurtzman

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Harvey Kurtzman ë 3 summary R and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. A rag tag bullpen of young artists came together in 195051 under the umbrella of William Gaines' struggling newly restructured EC Comics line to help him launch a new series of comic book titles Gaines's father had passed away and left him the EC publishing company previously publishing illustrated stories from the bible and Gaines decided to make a go of it along with editor Al Fieldstein albeit with a fresh approach to the established comic book genres Over the next five years Gaines Fieldstein and their stable of previously unknown artists would go on to create the most influential iconic sophisticated and beautifully illustrated comic books titles that set the bar for graphic narrative excellence to this day In the case of Two Fisted Tales Gaines and Fieldstein handed the editing reins over to veteran cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman and the resulting beautifully rendered war stories have been lauded over the years for their realism innovative cinematic style and anti war stance unheard of in comic books at the time of the Korean War Reading them now it's hard to believe these still hard hitting stories were created for lowly ten cent comic books back in the innocent 1950'sKurtzman would go on to create a little humor title for Gaines in 1953 simply called MAD MAD had such a profound influence on the American satiricalparody zeitgeist over the years that it's now considered an institution Virtually all of EC's stable of artist went on to become revered figures in the comics industry and many became institutions themselves in areas such as the advertising graphic design animation and fine art fieldsThe fact that nearly 60 years later each of EC's 1950's comic book titles are getting the full color high uality hardcover treatment with forwards by the likes of Steven Spielberg is a testament to their enduring status on our pop culture landscape Check'em out