Friday, August 22, 2014

Some New Golden Age Comics

As I've talked about in the past, my main passion as far as collecting comics are Silver Age titles. Specifically those containing art and stories by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. But sometimes I'll land some Golden Age titles for my collection. Especially if the contents are of especially high quality of art and fiction.

And the quality doesn't get any higher than titles from the late EC Comics. At its head was William C. Gaines, whose mission it obviously must have been to publish the finest art in comics at that time. The names of the men and women he employed to work for him have become legend. So I look for EC books to add to my collection when I can find them at the right price.

So it was this week. The latest old comics to arrive as Casa Smith.

CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #2. Back in my youth, I had an extensive EC collection. But most of those were horror and science-fiction titles. I never had many copies of this title, and most of those were later issues.

CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #5. A great, dramatic cover from Johnny Craig.

Another image of high drama from Craig. When the Silver Age rolled around, he worked for a time at Marvel Comics, mainly as an inker.


vollsticks said...

I am truly "jelly" as "the kids" say! I picked up the Corpse On The Imjin Fantagraphics reprint recently. A brilliant idea, don't you think, reprinting the EC stuff by ARTIST and not by title? So simple I can't think why no-one did it before! I think the Wally Wood book will be next!
Anyway, a great haul there, sir! Kudos!

James Robert Smith said...

I haven't been keeping up with new publishing trends. I'll have to look at what they're doing.