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Child of Tomorrow and Other Stories
Al Feldstein is best known as the main writer/editor of the EC comics line during the first half of the 1950s--and then the editor of Mad Magazine for the first three decades of its existence. But what many don't know or remember is that Feldstein was also an accomplished and distinctive cartoonist, whose comics (which he both wrote and drew, a relative rarity in those day ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published September 7th 2013 by Fantagraphics
(first published July 20th 2013)
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This is the first Fantagraphics EC collection that I've read and my head is spinning. It's great on so many levels. In addition to the exquisite art and enthralling stories, the historiographical text and interview with Al Feldstein taught me a lot and filled me with artistic inspiration. I couldn't help but be moved when I read about some of the gifted EC artists who "lived and eventually died in poverty." In my opinion, this is some of the best art I've ever seen. Feldstein's stories are rivet ...more
Classic stuff. Feldstein spins some great SF fables, many linked to the Cold War era, others reflecting on modern technology more generally. The artwork is brilliant (save some of the later tales by other artists). Love it how EC comics never end their sentences with a full stop, mainly with exclamation marks!
Nice collection of Feldstein's science fiction work for EC comics. Since so much of his work was writing for other artists, there's a section of stories by other artists in addition to Feldstein's own work. The book is rounded out with several essays and an interview. Kudos to Fantagraphics for the excellent job they've done on this series of books spotlighting the various EC talents.
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