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About the book
Will Eisner—best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God—believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced PS Magazine for the U.S. Army. This Preventive Maintenance Monthly, called PS because it was a postscript to the standard technical manuals, was aimed at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firepower, and electronics. Eisner illustrated these vital lessons in drawings, pinups, step-by-step guides, and comic strips. This collection contains the best of Eisner’s 227 issues of PS Magazine, reproduced in a portable digest format. This relatively unknown work by Eisner is finally explored—the missing link between his comic book work and his later, mature graphic novel style.

About the author

Will Eisner (1917–2005) is one of the most beloved and important creators in comics. His work includes the comic book The Spirit and more than two dozen graphic novels, including A Contract with God. The comics industry’s most prestigious award, the Eisner, was created in his honor.

Authors: by Will Eisner, Overview by Eddie Campbell, Preface by Ann Eisner, Introduction by General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA (Ret.)
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
EAN: 9780810997486
Availability: Prepublication
Publishing Date: 9/1/2011
Trim Size: 5 5/8 x 7 7/8
Page Count: 272
Cover: Hardcover with round corners
Illustrations: 270 color illustrations
Maybe the good folks at Abrams Comic Arts don’t know about the book below, by former PS editor and long-time Eisner pal, Paul Fitzgerald? It already covers much of this ground and is packed with insights and stories from someone who lived it. You can order it HERE.



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