Great Covers – FRONTLINE COMBAT #7

War comics often tended to have the best covers, but even among that field, this cover to FRONTLINE COMBAT #7 by Harvey Kurtzman is a stand-out. Far from the stark realism that most war covers strive for, Kurtzman’s trademark impressionistic style rather conveys the emotional weight of the moment. He’s drawing not so much what things look like so much as what they feel like–and that includes the central soldier.
When he speaks of Iwo Jima being hell on Earth, his haunted eyes leave no room for doubt.

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