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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 creator and driving force behind Mad, he introduced his own brand of satire into the American lexicon. In an expansive family tree of truth-seekers that includes artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and comedians, Harvey Kurtzman is the root.

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War Comics 101


So it's Memorial Day. Time to reflect on past wars...and past war comics. But since all the continuing war comics ceased publication over a generation ago, I figured a few of you might need a little primer on the war comics of yester-year...

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