Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Messages In A Bottle!
Messages in a Bottle: Comic Book Stories by B.Krigstein is a very pretty collection filled with colorful robust comic book pages. I used some accumulated store credit to pick up this handsome collection from Fantagraphics. It features the work of artist Bernie Krigstein, and offers up a ranger of stories from throughout his career, including some of his key work for EC Comics. These are the kinds of stories you save up for when you're in the mood for a an old-fashioned well crafted, well told comic book yarn. Looking forward to plowing around in this one.
Here's a page from his Krigstein's most famous comic story "Master Race". His storytelling is impeccable, and it's easy to see where later creators like Jim Steranko were influenced by Krigstein. To read the whole story see this link.