Tuesday, August 14, 2012

VALOR #3

I picked up this low-grade copy of VALOR #3. This was during the abbreviated attempt by EC to conform to the Comics Code Authority, which effectively killed off the company. Without being able to create the visually and intellectually dangerous comics that had defined the company their sales suffered. They escaped the Comics Code by transforming MAD into a magazine and that kept the company afloat for decades, although they published nothing else but MAD.

Great cover by Joe Orlando.

2 comments:

dogboy443 said...

Wonderful cover! The extra illo in the left hand corner really makes it into a fine piece of art.

HemlockMan said...

I wonder if the whole thing is Joe Orlando? I'm thinking it is, but the castle and knight could have been added in-house by someone else.