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Year of the Artist, Day 357: Wallace Wood, Part 2 – Shock SuspenStories #8 and #9, Two-Fisted Tales #34, Weird Science-Fantasy #23, and MAD #13

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Wallace Wood, and the issues are Shock SuspenStories #8 and 9, Two-Fisted Tales #34, Weird Science-Fantasy #23, and MAD magazine #13, all of which were published by EC and are cover dated April/May 1953, June/July 1953, July/August 1953, March 1954, and July 1954. The scans of the first two stories are from Came the Dawn and Other Stories, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2012, and the next three stories are from WoodWork: Wallace Wood 1927-1981, which was published by IDW/Éditions Déesse in 2012. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 356: Wallace Wood, Part 1 – Amazing Adventures #1, Crime SuspenStories #1, and Eerie #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Wallace Wood, and the issues are Amazing Adventures #1, which was published by Ziff-Davis Publishing and is cover dated 1950, Crime SuspenStories #1, which was published by EC and is cover dated October/November 1950, and Eerie #2, which was published by Avon Periodicals and is cover dated August/September 1951. The scans of the first story are from Wally Wood: Strange Worlds of Science Fiction, which was published by Vanguard in 2012, the second story is from Came the Dawn and Other Stories, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2012, and the third story is from Wally Wood: Eerie Tales of Crime and Horror, which was published by Vanguard in 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 268: Al Williamson, Part 2 – Crime SuspenStories #17 and Vault of Horror #37

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Al Williamson, and the stories are “Fired!” from Crime SuspenStories #17 and “Take Care” from Vault of Horror #37, which were published by EC and are cover dated June-July 1953 and July 1954, respectively. These scans are from 50 Girls 50, which was published by Fantagraphics in March 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 201: Bernard Krigstein, Part 5 – Shock SuspenStories #18 and Uncanny Tales #42

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the stories are “In the Bag” in Shock SuspenStories #18 and “They Wait Below” in Uncanny Tales #42, the first of which was published by EC and is cover dated January 1955, the second of which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1956. For the last time, these scans are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 200: Bernard Krigstein, Part 4 – Impact #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the story is “Master Race” in Impact #1, which was published by EC and is cover dated April 1955. By now you know that these scans are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2013. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines Archive!

Yes, it’s a list of all the posts in which I’ve been looking at the first pages of comics. You could just click the category tag, but in this post, I’ve organized them! Whoo-hoo! I placed this on 1 January for the entire year, but now that the year is over, I thought I’d move it to the final day of the year!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 163: Panic #12

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to comics from one decade. This week’s decade: the 1950s! Today’s page is from Panic #12, which was published by Entertaining Creations (EC, don’t you know) and is cover dated January 1956 (really, December ’55/January ’56, but that’s a PITA to type, even though I just did). I borrowed this and several other comics over the next few weeks from Howard Harris, my comics retailer, who was nice enough to let me take them home and scan them. Enjoy!
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