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Celebrating the Horror and Humor of Jack Davis
Jack Davis was one of a stable of amazing draftsmen who worked for EC Comics in the 1950s, and who would go on to found Mad Magazine, but even among such talented artists as Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, and Wally Wood, Davis was a standout. His endearingly cartoonish style would prove so popular that…
A Tribute To Al Feldstein, The Great Collaborator
Born October 24, 1925, Al Feldstein was one of comics' great guiding lights. Although an exceptional artist, Feldstein's legacy comes from his work as a writer and editor at EC, where he was one of the primary driving forces behind two of the most influential movements in comics history.
Harvey Kurtzman And The Search For Truth
Born October 3, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, Harvey Kurtzman might be the single most influential cartoonist of all time.

As the editor of Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat for EC Comics, Kurtzman created an entirely new kind of war comic that is still considered the gold standard today; as the …
Greatest Hits: A Visual Tribute To The Great Jack Davis.
This week the world of comics was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary cartoonist Jack Davis. Over the course of a career that spanned nine decades, Davis became one of the world's most recognizable visual stylists, rising to fame with his work on EC's horror and science-fiction t…
Get Sleepy With Batman In Mad Magazine’s ‘Goodnight Batcave’
As regular ComicsAlliance readers know very well, I pretty much always take the position that any story that doesn't have Batman in it would be vastly improved if Batman was in it. Seriously, think of the best non-Batman story you can. Now imagine, say, Hamlet or whatever with a rocket car and …
Today In Comics History: Bill Gaines Fights The Good Fight
On April 21 1954, William M. "Bill" Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics, spoke at the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency to defend his comic books against accusations of indecency and the perversion of minors. Some say as a direct result of his testimony, comic books were irr…
Mad Man: Celebrating Al Jaffee on his 95th Birthday!
He's drawn absurd animal comics, invented innumerable impossible items, and been responsible for mutilating the back covers of many millions of magazines. He's won the highest honors that the medium of comics has to offer, authored best-selling books, and appeared in more issues of Mad Mag…
Celebrating The Mad Vision Of William M. Gaines
Horror. Crime. Science Fiction. War. Suspense. Oddball humor. Incisive writing. Eye-popping art. These are the elements that made EC Comics irresistible to readers of the 1950s. Their titles were produced by some of the finest creators the comic industry has ever seen.

When the bubble burst, and E…

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