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Fantagraphics Aces High   by George Evans, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein
December 6, 2014
9781606997840, 160699784X
$29.99 USD
Discount Code: LONG
Comics & Graphic Novels
Series: The EC Comics Library
216 pages
Black & white
7.3 in W | 10.3 in H | 0.9 in T | 1.7 lb Wt
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George Evans’ comics art get the classic treatment in this collection of aerial warfare-themed EC stories.

George Evans was a master of the aviation war story. This collection includes all of his highly-acclaimed stories for Aces High, EC’s famous air war title. As a bonus, we present a rarity: Evans’ never-before-reprinted 3-D story of World War I ace Frank Luke (in regular, easy-on-the-eyes 2-D). This volume also includes numerous Evans crime and shock stories, including “As Ye Sow…,” “…My Brother’s Keeper,” and “Cadillac Fever.” Other war stories, many done in collaboration with Harvey Kurtzman, include “Napoleon!” and “Flaming Coffins” (which Evans wrote, about the inherent perils of WW I aircraft). Like all books in the Fantagraphics EC line, Aces High features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces.
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George Evans (1920-2001) worked as a World War II aircraft mechanic, which informed his depiction of all kinds of airplanes in breathtaking aerial acrobatics. He was the regular artist on the newspaper strip Secret Agent Corrigan (a.k.a. Secret Agent X-9) from 1980 until his retirement in 1996.
In addition to his pioneering work on the "serious" EC war comics, Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) created the all-time greatest satirical comic (with Mad), the most widely-read adult comic strip (with "Little Annie Fanny" in Playboy), and one of the earliest graphic novels (with the 1959 The Jungle Book).
Albert B. Feldstein (1925-2014) was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics (particularly in the science fiction genre) and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad.
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“About half of the strips reprinted in this volume of Fantagraphics’ wonderful EC artists’ collections involve war and flying men. … Reading those stories was a joy… [The] crime stories are wonderful pieces, full of life and energy and verve.” - Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

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