Lot 100 of 340:
TWO-FISTED [TALES] ANNUAL #1 * CGC 5.0* Kurtzman  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
TWO-FISTED ANNUAL No. 1

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Publisher:
Entertaining Comics

Date:
1952

Description:

CGC certified: VG/Fine (5.0). Off-white to white pages. Harvey Kurtzman cover. Contains Two-Fisted Tales #20, Two-Fisted Tales #19, Frontline Combat #2, Frontline Combat #1.

Four back-issues of Kurtzman's war and adventure titles repackaged for new life on the newsstands. Kurtzman's cover image is powerful: he captures a soldier's look at the moment before he must either kill or die.

"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. ‚ÄčNobody had done anything on the depressing aspects of war, and this, to me, was such a dumb—it was a terrible disservice to the children." -Harvey Kurtzman, 1980 interview.

CGC census: Only 17 copies have been CGC graded, two are 5.0. Comparable CGC sales: Only one 5.0 sale recorded (from 15 years ago): $299 (March, 2005).

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Item number:
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