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The Complete EC Library: Frontline Combat (3 Volume Boxed Set)

The Complete EC Library: Frontline Combat (3 Volume Boxed Set) by EC Books at The Illustration Art Gallery

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Out of print.

3 Volume Slipcased set. Published originally by William M. Gaines. Following the success of Two Fisted Tales, launched in the wake of The Korean War, EC began a second war title in 1951. Kurtzman was again in charge, working with his regular line-up of artists, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin pencils, Will Elder inks, plus Kurtzman's own art & covers on the early issues.

As with Two Fisted, Kurtzman outlined the meticulously researched stories onto a thumbnail chart, indicating the precise layouts to be observed by all. Frontline Combat #9 (with Two Fisted Tales #31 & 35) was intended as a multi part portrayal of the American Civil War. Kurtzman's stories are powerful & haunting. They play out as personal tragedies within the larger, violent & anonymous conflict. The terrible events that unfold are witnessed only by the players & the reader.

Kurtzman's Frontline Combat (with his contribution to Two Fisted Tales) is acclaimed widely to be among the finest Comic published in 1950s America. The stalemating of the war & Kurtzman's increasing involvement with MAD, saw the title cancelled in early 1954. Frontline Combat #15 becoming the final issue. Each book is smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading.

Very Fine condition with only minor shelf-wear to slipcase.

Authors: Edited & written by Harvey Kurtzman
Artists: Various
Publisher: Russ Cochran, 1982 (Out of Print)
Format: Hard Cover in Slipcase; Black & White illustrations
Size: 10" x 13" (25cm x 33cm)
Book Condition: VF - Very Fine

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