Foul Play!: The Art And Artists Of The Notorious 1950's E.C. Comics!
by Grant Geissman (9780060746988)

Foul Play!: The Art And Artists Of The Notorious 1950's E.C. Comics!
Grant Geissman
Release Date: 25 May 2006
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 272
Category: History Of Art & Art & Design Styles
ISBN: 9780060746988
ISBN-10: 006074698X

Legendary publisher Bill Gaines is perhaps best remembered as the founder of MAD Magazine, but in the opinion of many dedicated comic book fans, his greatest achievement was E.C. Comics, a line of adventure, horror, and science-fiction comics whose influence on American graphic novels is undeniable, even today. Foul Play is the perfect book for anyone wanting to understand the special place E.C. holds in the comic fan's heart -- or who just wants to read some real good comics

Foul Play celebrates the fan-favorite creators of E.C. Comics, profiling their artists -- a veritable who's who of mid-20th century popular illustration -- and describing how they came to work with Bill Gaines and how their careers evolved after E.C.. Among the comics art legends profiled are Al Feldstein; Harvey Kurtzman; Johnny Craig; Jack Davis; Graham Ingels; Jack Kamen; Wallace Wood; Joe Orlando; Will Elder; John Severin; George Evans; Al Williamson; Reed Crandall; Bernie Krigstein; and more Plus, the book includes a special bonus: a lost E.C. Comics story "Wanted for Murder " originally intended to be published in 1956 but forgotten and unseen until now.

When originally published, E.C. Comics titles like Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and Weird Science became best-selling titles, embraced by readers for their macabre wit and stunning illustration. Eventually, E.C. Comics ran afoul of a full Senate Subcommittee investigating (but never proving ) the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency, but not before winning a legion of fans that still treasure E.C.'s output. Foul Play demonstrates -- in glorious, gory detail -- exactly why these are among the most beloved comics stories ever published.

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