Through the years, great comic artists seem to have come to us in waves. After Siegel and Schuster brought the world Superman in 1938, the Superhero comics explosion of the Golden Age that followed gave us the likes of Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Lou Fine and Reed Crandall, followed closely by another pack of future greats ( some only in their teens, their talents not yet fully realized ), among them Gil Kane, Joe Kubert and Carmine Infantino.
The late forties saw the decline of Superhero comics, but with the fifties came strong sales in new genres featuring grittier, more adult fare, most notably from Bill Gaines' EC COMICS. Relative newcomers Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Wally Wood and Harvey Kurtzman pushed the comics envelope working on titles like CRIME SUSPENSTORIES, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TWO FISTED TALES and WEIRD SCIENCE.

The great comics implosion that followed in the late 1950s as a result of witch hunts by supposedly civic minded politicians and private groups, left the field in a kind of doldrums for a few years, a notable bright spot being the growing mastery of unique comics ..........................talent Steve Ditko. Then in the early sixties, as if each had................................ been struck by a bolt from the blue, talented artists who had ...............................already been working in the field for decades began
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