Lot 97 of 340:
TWO-FISTED TALES #32 * 4.5 * Wood & Kubert  

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TWO-FISTED TALES No. 32

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Entertaining Comics

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March-April, 1953

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VG+ (4.5). Flat, clean, attractive mag with 1/2" split at top spine (split has rough edges, suggesting insect wear). If not for 1/2" split, book would grade at least 7.0. Cream pages, edges tanning. Wally Wood cover. Art by Davis, Craig, Wood, Kubert.

Kurtzman's research assistant, Jerry De Fuccio, wrote the Jack Davis-illustrated submarine story, "Silent Service," for this ish. Before permitting De Fuccio to script the story, Kurtzman needed assurance that his insistence on verisimilitude would be honored:

De Fuccio: "Harvey asked me, 'What do you know about submarines?' So I said, 'I only have a six-foot shelf on submarines at home.' And Harvey said, 'That isn't enough. You're going to New London, Connecticut. You're going to the sub base, and you're going to get a lot of information. I want you to come home with sound effects: the sound of the claxon, the diving bell and the supper chimes.'" -The Complete Two-Fisted Tales, vol. 3 [Russ Cochran: 1980]. As Frank Jacobs wrote in The Mad World of William M. Gaines [Lyle Stuart: 1972], "De Fuccio not only visted the base, he went down in the submarine, after which he wired Kurtzman, 'MANY BRAVE HEARTS ARE BURIED IN THE DEEP. GLUB GLUB.'" 

 

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