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The Complete EC Library: Weird Science Fantasy (2 Volume Boxed Set)

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Out of print.

2 Volume Slipcased set. Published originally by William M. Gaines. Struggling to keep two science fiction titles viable, publisher William M. Gaines combined Weird Science & Weird Fantasy, to form Weird Science Fantasy (1954-5). The title had been for EC's two science fiction annuals. The numbering continued, hence #23-29, seven issues in total. In a bold move the early editions were priced at 15c (American Comics of the time were all 10c). They did not sell and the price was dropped back after 2 issues.

The high quality mix of science fiction stories and art was continued by Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall & Berni Krigstein. Most famously, the last issue featured Frank Frazetta's previously unpublished Buck Rogers illustration for the cover.

With The Comic Code in place & words like crime, weird, horror & terror being frowned upon, EC launched Incredible Science Fiction (1955-6) into the void. It survived four more issues, #30 through #33. Jack Davis was asked to supply humorous covers, which he did, most skilfully. Inside were stories by Wood, Orlando, Krigstein and Williamson.

EC's plea for racial tolerance, Judgement Day, substituted the Code rejected An Eye For An Eye, by Angelo Torres. However both are published here. After the problems with this issue, EC considered it futile to continue, thus making Incredible Science Fiction #33 EC's last ever Comic publication. Despite its slim appearance, The Complete Weird Science Fantasy is a classic compendium worthy of your attention. Each book is smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading.

Very fine / Near Mint condition.

Authors: Edited by Al Feldstein, written by Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines & others.
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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