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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US HISFIC GOO2010
Title: Blazing Combat
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Personal name: Goodwin, Archie (writer) and Wood, Wally, Severin, John, Toth, Alex, Williamson, Al, Heath, Russ, Crandall, Reed, Colan, Gene (illustrators)
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014611 checked in 2020-01-15 13:22:43

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Historical Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781606993668
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Fantagraphics Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2010
Other physical details: softcover, paperback, large format
Summary, etc. note: THE LEGENDARY ANTI-WAR COMIC COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY, NOW IN A 2010 SOFTCOVER EDITION. 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 ’66. Following in the tradition of Harvey Kurtzman’s Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Goodwin’s stories reflected the human realities and personal costs of war rather than exploiting the clichés of the traditional men’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 “Landscape,” which follows the thoughts of a simple Vietnamese peasant rice-farmer who pays the ultimate price simply for living where he does — and which was considered anti-war agitprop 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.
Expansion of summary note: war, anti-war, WWII, Vietnam, USA, United States, American, protest, censorship, 1960s, classic, censored comics
Source of acquisition: Amnon Buchbinder's collection
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: January, 2020
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