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    Wally Wood - Frontline Combat #9 Complete 6-page Story "Choose Sides" Original Art (EC, 1952). The EC war stories were some of the finest American comics ever done. Harvey Kurtzman poured all his energy into the war tales, striving for verisimilitude and realism, to the point of running down his health with a case of jaundice, before moving on to Mad. Frontline Combat #9 was a special Civil War issue. Wally Wood lavished incredible detail into his art for the tale. The splash panel with its focal point of a military drum sets the stage for this shocking conflict amongst America's people. Bill Mason has noted in his commentary for The Complete EC Library, ""The strongest story in the issue, however, is "Choose Sides" with its drumbeat refrain, its documentary references to mounting violence on the last panel of every page and its frightening portrayal of the effects of civil war on a civilian population." Also commenting on the profound influence of the EC comics on the Underground Comix scene, Mason added, "Spain (Rodriguez) was obviously thinking about the German-American troops, the villainous bystander who plies the old farmer with whiskey and Sherman, still in civilian life, staring in hatred at the Southern mob when he wrote and drew his excellent Road Vultures yarn, 'An Evening at the Country Club' for Zap #6." The image area of each page measures 13" x 18" and the art is in Excellent condition. This is a hallmark EC war story and would be a treasured showpiece in any collector's portfolio.

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