Offered for sale is a set of hard cover books in a slipcase. Titled THE COMPLETE by EC Comics. Publisher: EC/William Gaines and Russ Cochran. Binding: Hardcover with printed boards (issued without dust jacket); all contained in an illustrated heavy cardboard slipcase (gold foil stamping to spine). Dimensions (books): 12.25" tall by 9.25" wide.Color/Black and White: Covers to each volume are in color. Comic book covers reprinted in the volumes are in color. Comic book stories, house ads, and other materials reprinted in the volumes are in black and white. Edition/Printing: Unstated (I believe this to be the first, and only, printing). These volume collect and reprint the complete run of EC Comics' New Trend comic book.
Volume 1 collects issues 18 (the first issue)-23, Volume 2 collects issues 24-29, Volume 3 collects issues 30-35 and Volume 4 collects issues. Stories and art by Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin, Reed Crandall, George Evans, Bernie Krigstein, Gene Colan, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth and other writers and artists. The comic books reprinted include all originally published comic stories, text stories, house ads and (if there was one), the letters column.
Comic book covers are in color, and the comic book interiors are in black and white (permitting the reader to see, and enjoy, the full beauty of the pen and ink original art created by some of the greatest artists in the history of the comic book medium). Each volume include historical/editorial notes and commentary by John Benson and others, and also includes a transcribed interview with Harvey Kurtzman. Long out of print and rare. The books are in overall very fine condition.Volume 1 has a small interior binding flaw at the junction of the front cover and the title page (see photo; this does not affect readability of the book or integrity of the binding). The covers are in very fine condition with a touch of corner/edge wear. The spines are straight and the binding is tight. The page edges are without bends or dings. The illustrated slipcase is in fine to very find condition with shelf wear scuffs, scrapes, etc. Mostly to edges and corners. Small scuffs to top and bottom of slipcase.
There is no non-printed writing in the book. Owned by an adult collector in a smoke free home. Please check out my other items for a selection of comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, books, toys, CDs, comic book, comic strip and illustration art, knives and other collectibles. The item "TWO FISTED TALES Complete EC Comics 4 Volume Set Slipcase Russ Cochran KURTZMAN" is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Graphic Novels, TPBs". The seller is "rfcarlinii" and is located in Kings Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.