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TWO-FISTED TALES #27 * 7.0 * Wally WOOD  

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Entertaining Comics

May-June, 1952


Fine/VF (7.0). Nice clean copy, flat, bright, staples discolored. Off-white pages. Kurtzman cover. Art by Wood, Davis, Severin, Severin/Elder. Wally Wood artist bio.

Includes "Custer's Last Stand," written by Kurtzman and illustrated by Wood from the perspective of one of Custer's men. The story offers a corrective view of Custer at a time when he was still largely portrayed as a hero in schoolbooks and movies: "He don't give a gol' durn for us! General Custer is just looking out for one feller... General Custer! Going to make us kill Indians so's he can get more glory... so's he can be President of the United States!

Kurtzman: "I was surprised when I researched the story of Custer, because I'd been brought up amongst these Budweiser paintings of Custer's Last Stand, those gorgeous things that used to be in all the barrooms. It shows a bunch of bloodthirsty Indians all over ripping up the scalps of guys on the ground, and in the center was this guy with guns, bam, bam. And it didn't happen that way at all. Custer was a fool." -The Complete Two-Fisted Tales, vol. 2 [Russ Cochran: 1980].

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