ec comics Archives

Blackstone, the Magician #3 (Timely, 1948)
Stoner, the artist of the Vital Publications comic series. But the Vital Publications comic book series didn't last very long, despite Proskauer's ongoing connections with both Blackstone and Gibson.  Blackstone comic books next turn up with Blackstone, the Magician Detective #1 from EC Comics This series lasted only one issue under EC, with the series numbering[...]
Cerebus In Hell Does Harvey Kurtzman And Apocalypse Now
But it's not just a 43-year reference in the frame, it's also Harvey Kurtzman's Two-Fisted Tales, an anthology war comic published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, so that's a 72-year-old reference, as well as Nickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie from 1928 No wonder Dave Sim is worried no one will get the references.   CIH[...]
War Against Crime #10(EC, 1949) featuring the first appearances of the Vault of Horror and the Vault Keeper.
The most famous comic book horror line of all time, EC Comics horror did not start with a jump scare.  Like the Pre-Code Horror genre itself, the line practically snuck up on its readership in late 1949 and early 1950.  The now-infamous Crypt Keeper and Crypt of Terror first appeared in Crime Patrol #15, cover-dated[...]
Pre-Code Horror in Haunted Thrills #13.
Over a decade ago, Bleeding Cool ran a "Terrible 25" list of great Pre-Code Horror comics on Halloween.  Such lists are fairly common around the end of October every year, but as I said back in 2010, they tend to cover the same unhallowed ground — consisting of lots of EC Comics plus a small[...]
International Crime Patrol #6 (EC, 1948)
EC Comics title International Comics (continued for one issue as International Crime Patrol, then as simply Crime Patrol) doesn't get as much attention as the New Trend titles, or even many of the other Pre-Tend titles, but it's an utterly fascinating and underappreciated series from a historical perspective.  The series hit the newsstands in February[...]
Shock SuspenStories #6 (EC, 1952)
As we mentioned when the original art went on the auction block recently, Wally Wood's potent work for the cover of EC Comics' Shock SuspenStories #6 is among the most reproduced pieces of cover art in American comic book history And there's a historic story behind that cover to match: the cover story by Wood,[...]
The True Horror of Crime SuspenStories #22
The horrific image on the front of Crime SuspenStories #22 by Johnny Craig has long been considered one of the most iconic covers in American comic book history.  It's a potent symbol of that moment in time:  EC Comics Publisher William Gaines tensely squaring off against Senator Estes Kefauver to debate the artistic merits of[...]
Wally Wood Shock SuspenStories #6 cover, EC Comics 1952.
Among the most reproduced pieces of cover art in American comic book history, Wally Wood's potent work for the cover of EC Comics' Shock SuspenStories #6 will go up for bid at Heritage Auctions' June 17-19 Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction The story behind this cover is a forceful condemnation of hate groups in[...]
Renegade Game Studios Announces Partnership With EC Comics
Some cool news from Renegade Game Studios today as they have announced a brand new partnership with EC Comics One of the all-time greatest publishers of comics at a time when sci-fi and horror were finding a new voice, EC has a place in Americana for being the birthplace of Tales From The Crypt, Vault[...]
Another Comic Book Cover Causes Outrage Across The Industry
EC Comics has released the cover to its upcoming comic book Crime Suspenstories #22 by Johnny Craig, which has already been causing outrage The cover depicts a woman hideously decapitated in a horrendous fashion, seemingly by an axe, with lurid cover copy revelling in the sensational and grotesque aspects of the image as being in the[...]
You Can't Scare Apathy Even If You Can Scare The World
To achieve our goal a total of forty independent writers, artists, letterers, and colorists from states as far apart as Florida, New York, and California gathered beneath Rachel's editorial leadership to create Skin Crawling Comics. Drawing inspiration from the spooky comics of old, such as EC Comics' Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror, we[...]
After Walt Simonson… The Wally Wood EC Comics Artists Edition From IDW
Wally Wood's EC Stories. Featuring stories drawn by Wood for EC Comics, one of the most important periods of work in American comics, and reproduced as close to the original art pages as possible The book will be published in October and cost $125 for 144 pages at a 15 by 22 inch size. Two more volumes[...]