NEW TWO-FISTED TALES (1993) #1 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Two-issue series, color, 48 pages, $4.95 cover, prestige format

Description This Issue:
Just prior to his death, Harvey Kurtzman managed to work out a deal to revive TWO-FISTED TALES. Originally published by EC Comics during the 1950's, TWO-FISTED TALES is considered by most fans to be the best (anti-) war comic ever produced. Kurtzman pulled no punches in describing the horrors and futility of armed conflict, and always had the best creators in the entire world of comics lined up to produce stories for him to edit. This first issue immediately bridged the gap with the issues published in 1955 by conveying the same visceral unpleasantness about war. This is the comic the Pentagon does NOT want young people to read. If they did, they'd never sign up. Cover to the first issue is by Harvey Kurtzman & Will Eisner. Interior contents: ""Dustoff"" story and art by Don Lomax & Rose Lomax, ""The Crater"" story and art by Wayne Vansant, ""Zippo Raid"" story and art by Don Lomax & Rose Lomax, ""Raid on Entebbe"" story by Jessica Steinberg, art by Spain Rodriguez. The final story, ""Corpse on the Imjin"" is a reprint of a story written and drawn by Harvey Kurtzman for EC Comics in 1951.

GCD Data

Title: In Memoriam Harvey Kurtzman 1924-1993

Featuring: The EC Artist of the Issue

Credits: ? (Script), b&w (Colors), typeset (Letters).

Title: Briefing

Credits: Don Lomax (Script), b&w (Colors), typeset (Letters).

Title: Dustoff

Featuring: war story

Credits: Don Lomax (Script), Don Lomax (Pencils), Rose Lomax (Inks), Lovern Kindzierski (Colors).

Title: The Crater

Featuring: war story

Credits: Wayne Vansant (Script), Wayne Vansant (Pencils), Wayne Vansant (Inks), Lovern Kindzierski (Colors).

Title: Zippo Raid

Featuring: war story

Credits: Don Lomax (Script), Don Lomax (Pencils), Rose Lomax (Inks), Lovern Kindzierski (Colors).

Title: Raid on Entebbe

Featuring: war story

Credits: Jessica Steinberg (Script), Spain Rodriguez (Pencils), Spain Rodriguez (Inks), Lovern Kindzierski (Colors).

Title: Corpse on the Imjin

Featuring: war story

Credits: Harvey Kurtzman (Script), Harvey Kurtzman (Pencils), Harvey Kurtzman (Inks), Sarah Downs (Colors), Ben Oda (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: Dark Horse ComicsTitle: NEW TWO-FISTED TALES (1993)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
1 (1.50) 3.25 (5.50) 8.50 (14.00) 12.00

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