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on February 16, 2008
Before he created Mad Magazine, Harvey Kurtzman worked on EC Comic Titles: "Frontline Combat" and "Two-Fisted Tales" in the Early 1950's.
Well, Right here in this Fantastic Volume, are the first Six Issues of: "Two-Fisted Tales" in Glorious...COLOR !!!

With Art by Jack Davis, Will Elder, Alex Toth, John Severin, Wally Wood, Johnny Craig and Harvey himself, this is Stunning Stuff. All of these Tales were scribed and edited by Harvey, and with Themes that vary from Pirates, Cowboys, Jungle Tales, World War II and Korea, these Gritty Stories are Dark, Funny and Smart.

This isn't your Father's, Sgt. Rock or Nick Fury...These are "Two-Fisted Tales" and if you enjoy Top-Notch Comics, you are gonna have a great time reading this Book. If you want to find out just what the fuss is all about concerning the EC Comic Books, give this Volume a try...These are Excellent Stories with some of the Greatest Art, ever seen in the Comics Genre.
Four Stars !!!
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on July 1, 2013
As a child who grew up watching the World at War series with my dad on tv, and loving tales from teachers, family , and friends about their time in the military, I grew up loving these movies. Movie portrayals mostly painted the US military as invincible and with few mistakes against a faceless enemy out to undo our way of life, then I read Frontline Combat and Two Fisted Tales, and all of the sudden war wasn't as glamorous, not that I was that naive, war was never real on film until the late 60's on. These were just comics, but stories that hit home. Kurtzman and company showed more of a human element to war than Hollywood ever did. This is something I'm impressed the most of all about these books.
With that being said and out of the way, the artwork is what has always separated EC from all other comics. The faces, the emotions, and the horror in the details is what brought out a visceral response to their stories by (grown-ups) of their day. Plus it did represent well a picture of what was going on at the time. The artwork is and will always be some of the finest ever and the story telling is a lot of times right on the mark.
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on March 18, 2011
I am a huge fan of William Gaines, Mad Magazine and his EC comics from the early 50's - before congress censored them. They are beautiful drawn, and, even more significant, extremely well written stories. "Two Fisted Tales" are generally war stories, but with more than just explosions and other violence. So glad Russ Cochran re-published these great, fun works in stunning volumes.
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on October 25, 2014
great would buy more!!
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