The Complete New Direction Set Two: Aces High/Extra!/Piracy/Psychoanalysis (The Complete EC Comics Library)



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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.

This long out-of-print set includes four classic EC New Direction titles each in their own volume. All 21 covers in color.

Aces High no. 1 (Mar./Apr. 1955) - no. 5 (Nov./Dec. 1955). Artists George Evans, Jack Davis, Bernard Krigstein, Wally Wood. With notes and comments edited by Bhob Stewart and written by George Evans, et al.

Extra! no. 1-5 (1955). Artists Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, John Severin. With notes and comments edited by Max Allan Collins and written by Max Allan Collins, Bill Pearson and Roger Hill.

Piracy no. 1 (Oct./Nov. 1954) - no. 7 (Oct./Nov. 1955). Artists Al Williamson & Angelo Torres, Bernard Krigstein, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Reed Crandall, Wally Wood. With notes and comments edited by Bhob Stewart.

Psychoanalysis no. 1 (Mar./Apr. 1955) - no. 4 (Sept./Oct. 1955). Writer & artist Jack Kamen. With notes and comments edited by Bhob Stewart and written by Steven Ringgenberg.


Condition & Attributes

4 Near Fine volumes (green spines faded to blue, light shelf wear, otherwise tight, bright, and clean) in Near Fine slipcase (edge faded, light shelfwear)

Publishing Information

West Plains, MO
Russ Cochran

Physical Description

12.5 inches
9.5 inches
722 pages
black & white with 21 pages in color
pictorial cloth