EC Archives by Bill Gaines
Weird Science Volume 4 (v. 4)

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Reprints issues #19 through #22 (16 stories) of the comic book Weird Science and issues #23-24 of Weird Science-Fantasy (8 stories), original published in 1953 and 1954.
 

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William Maxwell "Bill" Gaines (b. 1922, d. 1992) inherited EC Comics in the 1950s. Under his stewardship, it shifted focus from "educational" to "entertaining." He began publishing and editing (and often, co-plotting the stories in) genre comic books, including Tales from the Crypt, Mad, and more. He hired creators such as Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein, Wallace Wood, and others; thanks to them, EC comics are considered one of the medium's high water marks. He testified infamously at the Senate Subcommittee for Juvenile Delinquency, which led to the Comics Code and the censorship of many of EC's titles. In response, Gaines turnedMad into a magazine, and published it for the next forty years. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 1993. Albert B. Feldstein (1925-2014) was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics (particularly in the science fiction genre) and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad. WALLY WOOD has been a Bible teacher since the 1960s. In 1980, he became an ordained minister and has ministered in jails, prisons, shelters, churches, conference halls and broadcast outlets. His "specialty" has been in the research of current events and end-time Bible prophecy since the late 1960s. He and his wife, Pam, live in Houston, Texas and attend Encourager Church. Wally's other published works include: Cashless Society: A World without Money; The Embedded Internet: The Final Evolution; The Inside Manipulators: Behind the Veil of World Control; and others. Joe Orlando (1927 1998; Will Eisner Hall of Fame, 2007) was a prolific illustrator, writer, editor, and cartoonist who rose from artist at EC Comics to vice president at DC Comics. The Brooklyn-born Jack Kamen (1920-2008) began his career as a pulp illustrator and spent his last professional decades as an illustrator, but is best remembered for his half-decade at EC (and his 1982 contributions to the EC-inspired movie Creepshow). Will Elder (Hall of Fame, 2003) was also known for a 45-year stint with Cracked magazineand for being one of MAD s founding artists. Al Williamson was born in New York City in 1931. Williamson'Al Williamson was born in New York City in 1931. Williamson's professional credits are both legion and legendary. Develos professional credits are both legion and legendary. Developing an elegantly illustrative cartooning style, he first caping an elegantly illustrative cartooning style, he first came to prominence with the highly influential EC comics line me to prominence with the highly influential EC comics line of the 1950s. His much beloved work in the mid-'60s on King of the 1950s. His much beloved work in the mid-'60s on King Features Flash Gordon comic book series garnered him a "BestFeatures Flash Gordon comic book series garnered him a "Best Comic Book Cartoonist" award from the prestigious National Comic Book Cartoonist" award from the prestigious National Cartoonist Society. He drew the daily comic strip Secret AgeCartoonist Society. He drew the daily comic strip Secret Agent Corrigan from 1967 until 1980, and then jumped to the Stant Corrigan from 1967 until 1980, and then jumped to the Star Wars strip for another three years. r Wars strip for another three years. Frank Frazetta has worked for DC Comics, painted covers for Tarzan of the Apes, Battlefield Earth, Famous Funnies, and won the Hugo, World Fantasy, and Spectrum Grandmaster awards. Still one of the most collected fantasy artists in the world, Frank lives in Pennsylvania. George Evans (1920 2001) worked as a World War II aircraft mechanic, which informed his depiction of all kinds of airplanes in breathtaking aerial acrobatics. He was the regular artist on the newspaper strip Secret Agent Corrigan (a.k.a. Secret Agent X-9) from 1980 until his retirement in 1996. JACK E. DAVIS is the award-winning illustrator of many wildly funny picture books, including Yo-yo Man by Daniel Pinkwater, Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini, and Monster Goose by Judy Sierra. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
 
Published February 27, 2009 by Gemstone Publishing. 212 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction