My latest piece is up at The Broad Street Review. You can read it here:
Here is a slightly modified portion:
Williamson’s... (Entertaining Comics) debut did not occur until 1952, but he had already been drawing professionally for four years. He contributed about three dozen stories to EC, 33 of which are reproduced here (two horror, five crime, and the rest sci-fi). The delicate line, intricately constructed panels, and gossamer-like space-station cities and landscapes, which seem to hover on the page, and which brought him acclaim as a comic book and newspaper strip artist are fully on display in this book. But Williamson came to disdain his work at EC for, he felt, he’d betrayed his talent by putting it in service of the unheroic and immoral.
However, for me, that is where his appeal lies.
Causes Bob Levin Supports
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.