While EC comics were mostly known for their horror comics, they also published a
pair of war comics - Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat. EC war comics were
distinctive from other war comics of the time in that they usually had a strong
anti-war slant. They were very gritty and realistic; many of the creators were
soldiers and the editors were sticklers for accuracy in the smallest detail.
The artwork, while not highly detailed, is strong and dynamic with excellent
dramatic composition. When I was younger I didn't care for Harvey Kurtzman's
art, but over the years I've gained a real appreciation for his dynamic
composition and efficient drawing style. This cover also sports some very nice
color work. Notice the glow from the gun barrel and highlights on the figures.
Other memorable details are smoke rising from the hole in Jonesy's helmet and
Jonesy's left hand clawing the earth. Yeah, Jonesy's really excited to hear
about that armistice!