The EC Archives review ë 3

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The EC Archives review ë 3 ï 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 volume reprints the first six complete issueR and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. It's funny how many stories published at the same time were so dull compared to the stories cranked out by Kurtzman Although the plots were sometimes thin and the themes obvious they are so fun to read This volume does not have any poorly drawn stories but to me the stand out artists here are Jack Davis and Johnny Craig If I have any gripes it's that Gemstone had the color modernized and I am no expert on the process but I just don't really like the color fade effects they created Hopefully Dark Horse won't carry this over when they publish this

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Volume 1 volume reprints the first six complete issues 24 stories of the comic book Two Fisted Tales originally published in 1950 and 195. I initially started buying the EC archives out of nostalgia I wasn't around before the comic code but I fondly remember sneaking the reprints into summer camp and passing them from cabin to cabin When the first volume came out I parted ways with the price on the jacket thinking Man this is coolReally the EC Archives are than just nostalgia reprints They can not ground down to just cool Specifically the war stories are well thought out and by no means the he man adventure they sold them as They paint a picture of war that is dirty painful and in one word hell

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The EC ArchivesWriter 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