Lot 91 of 340:
TWO-FISTED TALES #19 [2nd Issue] * 1.8 * Kurtzman  

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Title:
TWO-FISTED TALES No. 19 [2nd Issue]

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Entertaining Comics

Date:
January-February, 1951

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Good- (1.8). Looks great, but cover has color touches (most egregiously to top corner). Cover miscut, creased. Restapled? Tan to cream pages. Without color touches, would grade VG/Fine. Kurtzman cover. Art by Kurtzman, Craig, Wood, Severin/Elder.

"On Kurtzman's battlefields, the gallant American knights who marched through most war comics gave way to jittery, ambivalent GIs, sympathetic enemies who felt pain when they were shot, devastating losses, and pointless victories. ... 'I felt that people should know the truth about war and everything else. As a matter of fact, I finally came to the conclusion that it's the truth that one should be interested in, that if you aim your thinking toward telling the truth, than you'd be doing something worthwhile.'" -David Hadju, The Ten Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America [FSG: 2008].


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