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    Wally Wood Two-Fisted Tales #20 "Devils in Baggy Pants" page 6 Original Art (EC, 1952). Drawing with the moody, evocative detail that became his hallmark, Wally Wood delivered a bitterly ironic tale of courage under fire in this EC masterwork. Writer/editor Harvey Kurtzman explained his approach to EC's war stories as follows: "When I thought of doing a war book, the business of what to say about war was very important to me and was uppermost in my mind, because I did then feel very strongly about not wanting to say anything glamorous about war, and everything that went before Two-Fisted Tales had glamorized war. Nobody had done anything about the depressing aspects of war, and this to me was dumb -- it was a terrible disservice to the children." This page has a 13" x 18" image area. Several of the panels have glued-on areas of Duotone paper; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    May, 2011
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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