The sharpest copy of this set I've seen. Not even the usual shelfwear to the bottom of the slipcase!
The optimal collection of Harvey Kurtzman's Mad, featuring artists Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Wally Wood. Reprints the comic-book issues of Mad, no. 1 (Oct./Nov. 1952) - no. 23 (May 1955) from the original art, in full color, in an oversize 9.5 x 12.5 format. The covers and interiors were colored by Marie Severin, the original colorist.
Each complete issue is reprinted, including house ads, letters pages, text stories, and editorial content. Included are annotations and commentary by comics historians John Benson, Bill Mason, and Bhob Stewart.
"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 reproduction is excellent and the large page size allows one to fully appreciate the artwork. This is the ultimate format for these groundbreaking comics.