Lot 22 of 340:
FRONTLINE COMBAT #9 * 6.0 * Kurtzman, Wood, Davis, Severin/Elder  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$84
$80 - $120




Entertaining Comics

November, 1952


Fine (6.0). Cover a bit miscut; bottom staple discolored; bottom corner soft; no cover gloss. Tan to cream pages. Nice-looking mag. Harvey Kurtzman cover. Art by Davis, Wood, Severin, Severin/Elder.

Special Civil War ish. This was the first of a projected seven-issue series that Kurtzman planned to do. With the aid of sci-fi writer and Civil War scholar Fletcher Pratt, he laid out the entire war and organized it into separate story parts. It amounted to 28 stories. Unfortunately, only three issues were published due to indifferent reader response. The public were fools: Kurtzman's Civil War issues are among the best comics ever made. "All the stuff I put into the Civil War stories - it just wasn't that popular. They essentially were too subtle by comic book standards. A little too quiet. It was like asking a kid to read the New York Times." -The Complete Frontline Combat vol. 2. [Russ Cochran: 1982].

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