One of three boxed sets of EC's so-called "Pre-Trend" (Crime, Western, Romance) in the Complete EC Library.
This long out-of-print set covers the early days of EC, when the company attempted to ride the crime wave but gradually eased into their trademark horror stories. Eleven issues of War Against Crime! and ten of Crime Patrol are presented in four volumes. Al Feldstein and William Gaines provide commentary in interview excerpts. Much of the artwork is by artists who didn't last into EC's "classic" era, but it's interesting to see early work by future superstars Graham Ingels and Johnny Craig.
"One of a box set of hard cover deluxe slipcased volumes reprinting the complete EC comics reproduced from the original artwork. The stories are printed in stunningly detailed black & white with the covers in full colour. The books are smyth sewn and deluxe bound to last a lifetime of re-reading."
Russ Cochran and William Gaines collaborated on the Complete EC Comics Library series to create the definitive reprinting of these legendary 1950s comics. The black & white reproduction is excellent and the large page size allows one to fully appreciate the artwork. The comic book covers are colored by Marie Severin (the comics' original colorist). This is the ultimate format for these groundbreaking comics.