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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsme View Post
    The Showa free comic book day issue was great, I keep meaning to pick those books up.

    You inspired me to grab Blazing Combat, it's right up my alley but somehow escaped my radar. Thanks!
    Definitely get both, if you're interested in war comics. Especially Blazing Combat. It's basically a continuation of the EC war comics, just in b&w but with many of the same artists (Toth, Severin, Crandall, Wood, Williamson) and even more grown up (the series was published over 10 years after EC had disappeared). There's also a hardcover version (which is the same size and content as the softcover one, though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsme View Post
    The Showa free comic book day issue was great, I keep meaning to pick those books up.

    You inspired me to grab Blazing Combat, it's right up my alley but somehow escaped my radar. Thanks!

    Anyone have Wally Wood Woodwork? I would love to see pictures of that. Considering getting it since I love Woody, but looking for someone to tip my hand to spend the money.
    Yeah, Showa is excellent; can't wait for vol.3. Onward Towards our Noble Deaths is also really worth reading, covering similar ground to parts of Showa 1939-1944 (specifically Mizuki's time on New Britain Island), but in much more detail. I've also just ordered NonNonBa and Kitaro, so pretty soon I'll have all of D&Q's Mizuki books (so far)

    As for Blazing Combat: great choice! It's like LJ said: it's essentially an even more cynical version of EC's war comics, and all the great EC artists are really at the top of their game (probably enjoying the freedom of not having Kurtzman dictate their layouts!).

    I've actually had Woodwork in my Amazon basket since May, but keep moving it back to 'save for later'! I'm sure it's worth picking up, I just keep bumping it for other books! Have you seen the Alex Toth - Genius books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Definitely get both, if you're interested in war comics. Especially Blazing Combat. It's basically a continuation of the EC war comics, just in b&w but with many of the same artists (Toth, Severin, Crandall, Wood, Williamson) and even more grown up (the series was published over 10 years after EC had disappeared). There's also a hardcover version (which is the same size and content as the softcover one, though).
    I love Blazing Combat! I bought the Hardcover--great art, great stories by Archie Goodwin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Definitely get both, if you're interested in war comics. Especially Blazing Combat. It's basically a continuation of the EC war comics, just in b&w but with many of the same artists (Toth, Severin, Crandall, Wood, Williamson) and even more grown up (the series was published over 10 years after EC had disappeared). There's also a hardcover version (which is the same size and content as the softcover one, though).
    Blazing Combat hardcover is on it's way to my home right now! Showa remains in my "save for later", but it is surrounded by good company in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Iron Tarkus View Post
    Yeah, Showa is excellent; can't wait for vol.3. Onward Towards our Noble Deaths is also really worth reading, covering similar ground to parts of Showa 1939-1944 (specifically Mizuki's time on New Britain Island), but in much more detail. I've also just ordered NonNonBa and Kitaro, so pretty soon I'll have all of D&Q's Mizuki books (so far)

    I've actually had Woodwork in my Amazon basket since May, but keep moving it back to 'save for later'! I'm sure it's worth picking up, I just keep bumping it for other books! Have you seen the Alex Toth - Genius books?
    Yeah Woodwork has been in my save for later for a while too. I want it and im sure it is amazing and I can even can can I do t own it yet. I guess I keep waiting to see it for some magical sale price that has never occurred yet. Ive seen those Toth books, and they look fascinating, but Wood is the fucking man, imo so Genius Illustrated is further down the 'to buy' line.

    All the Showa books and Onward Towards are warming the bench of my save for later section as well.

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