Piracy 6, 1954

Piracy 6, 1954

After the coming of the Comics Code EC was forced to stop publication of it's horror comics. In their place EC tried a few "New Direction" titles dealing with different subject matter- medical doctors, psychotherapy, newspaper men, or in this case, pirates. Piracy didn't last long, but the series did feature this beautiful cover by Bernard Krigstein. Great composition and color work, I can just feel the sun beating down, the isolation, and the cool green saltwater teasing the thirsty mariner adrift at sea.