9780060746988-006074698X-Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!

Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!

ISBN-13: 9780060746988
ISBN-10: 006074698X
Edition: 1
Author: Geissman, Grant
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Harper Design
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780060746988
ISBN-10: 006074698X
Edition: 1
Author: Geissman, Grant
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Harper Design
Format: Paperback 272 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Geissman, Grant wrote Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! comprising 272 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 006074698X and 9780060746988. Since then Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Legendary publisher Bill Gaines is perhaps best remembered as the founder of MAD Magazine, but in the opinion of many dedicated comic book fans, his greatest achievement was E.C. Comics, a line of adventure, horror, and science-fiction comics whose influence on American graphic novels is undeniable, even today. Foul Play! is the perfect book for anyone wanting to understand the special place E.C. holds in the comic fan's heart -- or who just wants to read some real good comics!

Foul Play! celebrates the fan-favorite creators of E.C. Comics, profiling their artists -- a veritable who's who of mid-20th century popular illustration -- and describing how they came to work with Bill Gaines and how their careers evolved after E.C.. Among the comics art legends profiled are Al Feldstein; Harvey Kurtzman; Johnny Craig; Jack Davis; Graham Ingels; Jack Kamen; Wallace Wood; Joe Orlando; Will Elder; John Severin; George Evans; Al Williamson; Reed Crandall; Bernie Krigstein; and more! Plus, the book includes a special bonus: a lost E.C. Comics story "Wanted for Murder!" originally intended to be published in 1956 but forgotten and unseen until now.

When originally published, E.C. Comics titles like Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and Weird Science became best-selling titles, embraced by readers for their macabre wit and stunning illustration. Eventually, E.C. Comics ran afoul of a full Senate Subcommittee investigating (but never proving!) the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency, but not before winning a legion of fans that still treasure E.C.'s output. Foul Play! demonstrates -- in glorious, gory detail -- exactly why these are among the most beloved comics stories ever published.

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