History of EC Comics HC (2020 Taschen) From 1933-1956 comic books
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By Grant Geissman.
In 1947, Bill Gaines inherited EC Comics, a new venture founded by his legendary father M. C. Gaines. 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, but they also pioneered true-to-life war comics, "real" science-fiction stories, and a series of tales about 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.
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. Gathering more than 1,000 illustrations that include the rarest and most notorious covers, interior pages and panels, photos, vintage original artwork, and some of the most celebrated stories ever to be printed, this is the ultimate EC Comics compendium!
Hardcover, 12-in. x 16-in., 592 pages, full color.
Cover price $200.00.