Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Here's another great EC story presented with both scans of the original art* and from the printed comic book.
You hardly get any better than Harvey Kurtzman's war comics, especially drawn by John Severin. Add in Will Elder on the inks and you've got a perfect artistic trio.
"Luck" is from Two-Fisted Tales #27, 1953. According to the blurb over the title, Kurtzman heard the story from some hospitalized soldiers recently back from Korea. It's an urban legend set in a war zone, not necessarily true, but a good story with a strong sense of irony.
*Thanks, with a tip of Pappy's old steel Army helmet, to Heritage Auctions website for the scans.