- On Tuesday, comic book artist John Severin died at the age of 90. It’s only appropriate that we get some representation of his artwork out to you, so I’m posting this piece today that Bill Peckmann has sent me.
- With the very sad passing of comic book artist John Severin this week, here are four of his EC Comics war stories that were done with the collaboration of fellow “historian” editor, writer, Harvey Kurtzman. Both gentlemen are at the top of their game in these early 1950′s stories.
- The combination of Harvey’s writing, cinematic rough lay-outs, animated poses and John’s dead on photographic, rendered, researched art gives you historic moments frozen in time rarely seen in comic books. All four opening splash panels are worth the price of admission.
The time period goes from the battle of the Alamo to the battle of Iwo Jima.
This first story is from Two-Fisted Tales No. 28.
The following story is from Frontline Combat No. 9.
This story is from Two-Fisted Tales No. 29.
This last story is from Frontline Combat No. 7. All of the exceptional coloring was done by John’s sister, fellow cartoonist, Marie Severin.