9783836549769-383654976X-The History of EC Comics

The History of EC Comics

ISBN-13: 9783836549769
ISBN-10: 383654976X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Geissman, Grant
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: TASCHEN
Format: Hardcover 592 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783836549769
ISBN-10: 383654976X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Geissman, Grant
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: TASCHEN
Format: Hardcover 592 pages

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Acknowledged authors Geissman, Grant wrote The History of EC Comics comprising 592 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 383654976X and 9783836549769. Since then The History of EC Comics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1947, Bill Gaines inherited EC Comics, a new venture founded by his legendary father M. C. Gaines, who was responsible for midwifing the birth of the comic book as we know it during his tenure at All-American Comics, bringing the likes of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to the world. Over the next eight years, Bill Gaines and a “who’s who” of the era including Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Wally Wood would reinvent the very notion of the comic book with titles like Tales from the Crypt, Crime SuspenStories, Weird Science, and MAD.

EC delighted in publishing gory, morbid horror and crime comics that had snap, ironic endings―but they also pioneered the first true-to-life war comics, the first “real” science-fiction stories, and a series of tales about such then-taboo subjects as racism, bigotry, vigilantism, drug addiction, police corruption, and anti-Semitism. Too good to last, they were eventually caught up by various 1950s guardians of morality, who were convinced that EC’s often over-the-top content was causing juvenile delinquency. A year or so after a full inquiry investigating horror and crime comics, the incredible EC Comics were no more.

TASCHEN presents the full, fascinating story of this fabled company, written and designed by EC-expert Grant Geissman. Even the most die-hard EC Fan-Addicts will find something new within these pages, with the Gaines family archives providing over 100 rarities that have never seen print. Many of the cover images are reproduced from Gaines File Copies, which are widely regarded as the best surviving copies of the EC Comics.

Gathering more than 1,000 illustrations that include the rarest and most notorious covers, interior pages and panels, rare photos, vintage original artwork, and some of the most celebrated stories ever to be printed in four colors for a dime, this is the ultimate EC Comics compendium and a must-have for any comics enthusiast or pop culture historian.

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