Harvey Kurtzman Cover Two-Fisted Tales 18 Cover art

Harvey Kurtzman cover Two Fisted Tales - Bilge Rat

Two-Fisted Tales #18, Nov-Dec 1950, EC Comics

Kurtzman wants us to see that hook and the young fellow who is only two-fisted before it in a showdown aboard a ship. Kurtzman's minimalization boldens the main information in the picture, but leaves in certain period details - the snaps on the man's dungeree pants, the metal lengtheners used on the ship rigging, and a thick wooden mast and sail.

EC Comics

EC Comics

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