Valor (EC Comics)

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Valor
Al Williamson cover, issue #2
Publication information
Publisher EC Comics
Schedule Bimonthly
Format Anthology
Genre
Publication date March/April 1955 - November/December 1955
Number of issues Five
Creative team
Creator(s) William Gaines
Al Feldstein

Valor was a short-lived comic book published by EC Comics in 1955 as the second title in its New Direction line. The bi-monthly comic was published by Bill Gaines and edited by Al Feldstein. It lasted a total of five issues before being cancelled, along with EC's other New Direction comics.

Valor was dedicated to tales of action and adventure in various period settings, including the Roman Empire, the French Revolution, the Napoleanoic Era, the Middle Ages, the Crusades and ancient Egypt. It was similar in vein to the historical stories that previously appeared in EC's Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat from 1950 through 1954.

Contributors to Valor: Reed Crandall, George Evans, Gardner Fox, Graham Ingels, Bernard Krigstein, Joe Orlando, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson and Wally Wood.

Valor was reprinted as part of publisher Russ Cochran's Complete EC Library in 1988. Between October 1998 and February 1999, Cochran (in association with Gemstone Publishing) reprinted all five individual issues. This complete run was later rebound, with covers included, in a single softcover EC Annual.

Issue guide[edit]

# Date Cover Artist Story Story Artist
1 March/April 1955 Wally Wood The Arena Al Williamson and Angelo Torres
Strategy Bernard Krigstein
Revolution Graham Ingels
The Return of King Arthur Wally Wood
2 May/June 1955 Al Williamson The Champion Al Williamson
Poetic Justice Bernard Krigstein
The Colonel's Son Graham Ingels
The King's Service Wally Wood
3 July/Aug 1955 Joe Orlando The Cloak of Command Al Williamson
Gentle As A Whisper Joe Orlando
The Pyramid Bernard Krigstein
Debt of Honor Reed Crandall
4 Sept/Oct 1955 Wally Wood Gratitude Joe Orlando
The Know-Nothing Bernard Krigstein
The Taste of Freedom Graham Ingels
A Knight's Dream Reed Crandall
5 Nov/Dec 1955 Wally Wood Dangerous Animal Wally Wood
Important Man Graham Ingels
Treasure from Xanadu Bernard Krigstein
Day of Reckoning Al Williamson and George Evans