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Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: the legendary anti-war comic.Written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Gene Colan, Blazing Combat was originally published by independent comics publisher James Warren in 1965 and â€™66. Following in the tradition of Harvey Kurtzmanâ€™s Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Goodwinâ€™s stories reflected the human realities and personal costs of war rather than exploiting the clicheÂ´s of the traditional menâ€™s adventure genre. They were among the best comics stories about war ever published.
Blazing Combat ended after its fourth issue when military post exchanges refused to sell the title due to their perception that it was an anti-war comic. Their hostility was fueled by the depiction of the then-current Vietnam War, especially a story entitled â€œLandscape,â€ which follows the thoughts of a simple Vietnamese peasant rice-farmer who pays the ultimate price simply for living where he doesâ€•and which was considered anti-war agit-prop by the more hawkish members of the business community.
Writer Archie Goodwin and the original publisher James Warren discuss the death of Blazing Combat and market censorship as well as the creative gestation of the series in exclusive interviews.
Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: (Best Archival Collection/Project: Comic Books). 200 pages of black-and-white comics plus 4 full-page color cover reproductions
Author : Archie Goodwin
ISBN : 1606993666
Language : English
No of Pages : 220
Edition : Reprint
Publication Date : 5/25/2010
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.9x7.9x0.8
Book weight : 0.02
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