Blazing Combat

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Fantagraphics Books, 2010 - 207 pagine
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Written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Gene Colan, Blazing Combat was originally published by independent comics publisher James Warren in 1965 and '66. Following in the tradition of Harvey Kurtzman's Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Goodwin's stories reflected the human realities and personal costs of war rather than exploiting the cliche´s of the traditional men's adventure genre. They were among the best comics stories about war ever published.Blazing Combat ended after its fourth issue when military post exchanges refused to sell the title due to their perception that it was an anti-war comic. Their hostility was fueled by the depiction of the then-current Vietnam War, especially a story entitled "Landscape," which follows the thoughts of a simple Vietnamese peasant rice-farmer who pays the ultimate price simply for living where he does--and which was considered anti-war agit-prop by the more hawkish members of the business community.Writer Archie Goodwin and the original publisher James Warren discuss the death of Blazing Combat and market censorship as well as the creative gestation of the series in exclusive interviews.Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: (Best Archival Collection/Project: Comic Books).

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Review: Blazing Combat

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Absolutely essential collection of anti-war short comics from Archie Goodwin and more grand master artists than you can count. The stories themselves are all very much in the EC/O.Henry vein and don't ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Blazing Combat

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Some of these stories are pretty forgettable, but Russ Heath's art is just incredible -- like nothing I've seen anywhere else, not even by Russ Heath. Leggi recensione completa

Informazioni sull'autore (2010)

Archie Goodwin was an important comic book writer and editor for Warren, DC, and Marvel. He was born in 1937 and died in 1998.

Frank Frazetta has worked for DC Comics, painted covers for Tarzan of the Apes, Battlefield Earth, Famous Funnies, and won the Hugo, World Fantasy, and Spectrum Grandmaster awards. Still one of the most collected fantasy artists in the world, Frank lives in Pennsylvania.

WALLY WOOD has been a Bible teacher since the 1960s. In 1980, he became an ordained minister and has ministered in jails, prisons, shelters, churches, conference halls and broadcast outlets. His "specialty" has been in the research of current events and end-time Bible prophecy since the late 1960s. He and his wife, Pam, live in Houston, Texas and attend Encourager Church. Wally's other published works include: Cashless Society: A World without Money; The Embedded Internet: The Final Evolution; The Inside Manipulators: Behind the Veil of World Control; and others.

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