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The Complete EC Library: Panic (2 Volume Boxed Set)

The Complete EC Library: Panic  (2 Volume Boxed Set) by Rare Books at The Illustration Art Gallery

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2 volume Slipcased set. Published originally by William M. Gaines. With the success of the Harvey Kurtzman edited MAD, EC decided to launch an imitation of their own. This was in common with many other publishers of the day. They got off to a turbulent start with their sly lampooning of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, The Night Before Christmas. Elder's Just Divorced sign on the back of Santa's sleigh becoming the final straw. Despite this, Panic managed a respectable run of twelve issues (1954-5).

The same lunatic artistry found at MAD is available here, with the likes of Will Elder, Wally Wood, Jack Davis & John Severin. The last four issues, published under the Comics Code, are muted but there is much enjoyment to be found under the editorship of Al Feldstein. He would take over MAD in 1956 & turn it into an American institution. Each book is smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading.

Very Fine condition with only minor shelf-wear to slipcase.

Authors: Edited by Al Feldstein, written by Al Feldstein, William M. Gaines & others
Artists: Various
Publisher: Russ Cochran, 1985 (Out of Print)
Format: Hard Cover in Slipcase; Black & White illustrations
Size: 10" x 13" (250mm x 330mm)
Condition: VF - Very Fine

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