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  • Issue #18
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 18

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein. Art by Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, Johnny Craig and Harvey Kurtzman. Numbering continues from Haunt of Fear (1950 #15-17) #17. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. In the Spanish colonial era, Captain Alvarado arrives in the Americas with a license to search for gold and crush any who resist. Old friends Hill and Hunter run into each other while aiding a Central American conflict; unfortunately, they're working for opposite sides. Mutineers set their captain adrift while searching for a fortune in diamonds, but Captain Cutter isn't licked yet. Conquest; Hong Kong Intrigue!; Man-Trap; Rescue; Revolution!; Mutiny! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 19

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Johnny Craig. Art by Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, and Johnny Craig. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A soldier's first experience with death on the battlefield leads his sergeant to tell a story of World War II, with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. Murderous diamond thieves escape into the wilderness, and meet a grim fate. In the 18th century, Jeremiah is conscripted into a British Navy "press gang" under the command of the notorious Captain Bull, in a story with art by Wally Wood. War Story!; Escape; Decoy; Jivaro Death!; Flight From Danger!; Brutal Capt. Bull! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 20

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. North Korean troops disguise themselves as American soldiers after a massacre and run afoul of their own plan, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. Sailors rescue an amnesiac castaway who is searching for a fortune in Spanish doubloons. Battle fatigue takes its toll on American soldiers during the D-Day invasion, with art by Wally Wood. Massacred!; Devils in Baggy Pants!; Army Revolver!; Pirate Gold! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 21

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. On the battlefield, Roman commander Decius faces a savage comeuppance for his behavior in the Arena, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. An Italian-American soldier meets his long-lost brother on the battlefield at Anzio during WWII. A sailor's carelessness dooms a ship trying to avoid enemy submarines, with art by Wally Wood. Ambush!; Pigs of the Roman Empire; Hero; Dig, You Mutinous Cur!; The Murmansk Run!; Search! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 22
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by Alex Toth, John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. After a commander's mistake leads to casualties, he targets the soldier who knows the truth, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. An idealistic man joins the North Korean forces during the Korean war, leaving his family to deal with life during wartime, illustrated by comics legend Alex Toth. Overconfident French forces meet history and the English longbow at the battle of Agincourt, with art by Wally Wood. Enemy Contact!; Dying City!; Massacre at Agincourt; Chicken! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 23

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. Fighter pilot Strange loses the will to live after being deserted by his girlfriend back home, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. American and enemy forces race to reach an American pilot after a crash-landing, with art by Jack Davis. Veteran soldier Pappy tries to teach young soldiers how to stay alive on the battlefield, in a Wally Wood story. Death Stand!; Old Soldiers Never Die!; The Ditch; Kill!; Dog Fight! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 24

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. American soldiers setting a trap for German tanks learn they themselves have been lured into a trap, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. UN forces fight to the last man to hold a Korean hill, with art by Jack Davis. The sole survivor of a Korean engagement is tortured by PTSD, then known as "shell shock," illustrated by Wally Wood. Hill 203!; Bug Out!; Boomerang!; Rubble!; Weak Link! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 25
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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Al Feldstein. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A German soldier during WWII is accidentally targeted by Nazi "buzz bombs," in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. An American soldier walking along the Imjin River faces a fight for his life, in the famous, oft-reprinted Kurtzman story Corpse on the Imjin! The story of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution is retold with art by Wally Wood. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue" featuring Jack Davis. Mud!; Bunker Hill!; The Ditch; Corpse on the Imjin!; Buzz Bomb! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 26

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. Chinese and UN forces meet in a bloody clash during the Korean War, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. American infantry "grunt" Salisbury doesn't understand his unit's sudden order to withdraw, until he gets the bigger picture. UN forces sheltering in a North Korean port face a lethal bombardment, with art by Wally Wood. Plus a map of the Korean conflict. War Map of Korea; The Trap!; Hagaru-Ri!; Miracle?; Link-Up!; Hungnam! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 27

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Al Feldstein. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A naive lieutenant leaves himself open to sniper attacks in Korea, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. The real-life story of the legendary ascent of the US Rangers up the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoe during the Normandy Invasion. A member of the 7th Cavalry witnesses Custer's Last Stand, with art by Wally Wood. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue" featuring Wally Wood. Luck!; Custers Last Stand; Escape Plot; D-Day!; Jeep! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 28

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Al Feldstein. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, and Harvey Kurtzman. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A checkers game gives tank commanders the strategy they need on the battlefield, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. A Mexican soldier is an unwilling participant in the siege of the Alamo. During the American Revolution, the conflict at Pell's Point is a loss for both sides, with art by Wally Wood. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue" featuring Harvey Kurtzman. Checkers!; Pells Point!; Submerge!; Alamo!; Saipan! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 29

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Tech. Sgt. James C. Jones, Jr. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Dave Berg, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. MAD legend Will Elder inks the tale of a losing battle for George Washington in the early days of the Revolutionary War. A new recruit learns a hard lesson in modern warfare, in an early story by future MAD "Lighter Side" artist Dave Berg. The life and death of the legendary WWI fighter ace known as The Red Baron. Plus a text story about snipers by Technical Sergeant James C. Jones, Jr. Korea!; Red Knight!; Scout-Snipers!; Washington!; Fire Mission! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 30
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #3714942023
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    Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by Ric Estrada, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A veteran pilot observes a cadet's training all the way to the level of fighter ace, with art by Jack Davis. Civilians on Wake Island get a rude awakening after Pearl Harbor, in an early story by future Marvel legend Gene Colan. Medieval peasants long for a defender to free them from their cruel feudal lord, with art by Wally Wood. Gritty, atmospheric cover by Jack Davis. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 31

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    Special Civil War issue. Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Wally Wood, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A Civil War sergeant who brags that a bullet will never find him is proved a little too right, in a story with inks by MAD legend Will Elder. The military career of Union commander and future US president Ulysses Grant. The first battle between two "ironclads" signals the end of the wooden warship, with art by Wally Wood. Blockade!; Campaign!; Air-Minded Fitz John; Donelson!; Grant! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 32
    • 5 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Jerry De Fuccio. Art by Joe Kubert, Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A WWII soldier meets his final battle in a story by Johnny Craig. In a rare collaboration between two legends of war comics, Kurtzman and Joe Kubert, the real-life story of D-Day's Navy Combat Demolition team is revealed. Master strategist Hannibal launches his legendary attack on Rome, using elephants no less, with art by Wally Wood. Cool submarine cover by Wally Wood. Silent Service!; Lost Battalion!; Submarine School; Hannibal!; Tide! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 33

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    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Jerry De Fuccio. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Joe Kubert, Wally Wood, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A Signal Corps soldier learns why his outfit was issued firearms during a sudden skirmish. A sea captain encounters sharks and treachery while diving for pearls, in a rare art collaboration between two legends of comics, Kurtzman and Joe Kubert. In a Wally Wood story, a Japanese POW in Russia doesn't know his home in Nagasaki has been razed by the atomic bomb. Action-packed cover by Wally Wood. Signal Corps!; Outpost!; Indian Sign; Pearl Divers!; Atom Bomber! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 34
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    Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and Jerry De Fuccio. Art by George Evans, John Severin, Marie Severin, Wally Wood, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. An outlaw takes over a Western town but doesn't reckon on an elderly homesteader. (This story was written and drawn by Jack Davis while Harvey Kurtzman was busy shaping the early MAD.) French pilot Georges Guynemer becomes a legendary fighter ace during World War I. During feudal times, a charge of murder leads to a duel, with art by Wally Wood. Action-packed cover by Wood. Betsy!; Trial by Arms!; Salty Speech; En Crapaudine!; Guynemer! NOTE: This issue was reprinted by East Coast Comics with a $1 cover a 1970's copyright date (see E.C. Classic Reprints #9). These and other changes make the reprint easy to distinguish from the original which has a 10-cent cover price and a 1950's publication date. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 35

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    Special Civil War issue. Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Gaines, and Al Feldstein. Art by Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. General Robert E. Lee makes a desperate bid to stop the advancing Union army at Fredericksburg. At Memphis, the Confederate and Union Navies meet in battle on the Mississippi. Another Mississippi battle is for the city of New Orleans, with art by Wally Wood. Plus an illustrated map of the Civil War Battles of Fredericksburg, New Orleans, Memphis and Chancellorsville. Civil War Map; Robert E. Lee!; New Orleans!; Forrest!; Memphis!; Chancellorsville! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 36

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    Cover by John Severin and Will Elder. Stories by Colin Dawkins and Robert Graves. Art by John Severin, Will Elder, Reed Crandall, and Jack Davis. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A sheriff's orphaned son returns to town years later to find his father's killer. Roman General Aulus faces insurmountable British forces, in a story inspired by Robert Graves and illustrated by Reed Crandall. Gunfire!; Battle!; Lone Wolf Constable; Justice!; Dangerous Man! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 37

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    Cover by John Severin and Will Elder. Stories by Colin Dawkins and John Severin. Art by John Severin. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. In the post-Kurtzman era, the series turns to spy drama, as Ruby Ed Coffey seeks the truth about a Soviet agent's arrival in Canada. During the Age of Western Expansion, the Shoshoni tribe debates whether to live peacefully with the whites or make war. A British policeman gets a surprise, in a rare tale set during the Irish conflict prior to World War II. Action!; Warrior!; How Jim Thorpe Began to Play Football; Homemade Blitz!; Showdown! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 38
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Several tears on front and back cover (taped).

    Cover by John Severin. Stories by Colin Dawkins. Art by John Severin. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. Soldier of fortune Ruby Ed Coffey follows a stolen statue to a lost city and a hidden uranium lode. A Harvard-educated Cheyenne chieftain's son returns to challenge Flaming Arrow, who killed his father and wants to lead his people to war. The new ranch hand seems like a coward to the other cowboys, until they encounter a band of rustlers. Lost City!; Warpath!; Two-Fisted Men: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton; Bullets!; Stampede! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 39
    • Small chew-hole through book.
    • 2 3/4" Spine split from top. Cover detached.

    Cover by John Severin. Stories by Colin Dawkins. Art by John Severin and Gene Colan. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. Ruby Ed Coffey finally discovers the lost Incan city of Uranium Valley, but he must fight to save his cohort Cannon from the lost tribe they find living there. A mysterious new secret weapon may mean peace or war between the US and Russia, in a story with uncredited early art by Marvel legend Gene Colan. Gunslinger Black Jack Slaughter thinks he's discovered the culprit behind a gang of rustlers, until the arrival of the real rustlers forces him to join his old enemy. Uranium Valley!; Oregon Trail!; Two-Fisted Men: Buffalo Bill; The Secret!; Slaughter! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 40
    • 3.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by George Evans. Stories by John Severin, John Putnam, Jerry DeFuccio, George Evans, Jack Davis and James Fenimore Cooper. Art by John Severin and George Evans. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A fighter pilot's new assignment doesn't provide him the glory he craves. One of the earliest battles in the 20th century's long-running wars in Viet Nam unfolds at Dien Bien Phu, as French colonial forces are decisively driven out of Indochina. An adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans, the classic frontier adventure by James Fenimore Cooper. Dien Bien Phu!; Squalus; Flaming Coffins!; The Last of the Mohicans!; Sharpshooter! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Two Fisted Tales (1950 EC) 41
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • 5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by John Severin, Jerry DeFuccio, George Evans, and Wally Wood. Art by Harvey Kurtzman, Bernie Krigstein, John Severin, Wally Wood, and George Evans. Harvey Kurtzman's legendary series enlisted top EC artists for gritty tales of war and adventure. A safari guide leads a film crew into the jungle, where mysterious accidents plague the shoot. The life of legendary big-game hunter Carl Akeley. Fighter pilots Bill and Curry have a friendly competition that turns less friendly as the war heats up. Code of Honor!; Mau Mau!; Carl Akeley!; Yellow! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.