EC Comics

EC Comics

PerfectVictim's picture

Anyone here read or seen any of the EC titles? Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, Shock SuspenStories?

They were great comics. I have some of the reprints and want the new hard cover reprint books. They were innovative, unique, and quite greusomely funny. They inspired quite a few great directors like Carpenter and Romero. Classics.

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MrNO's picture

All of those EC books were great. Althoght the crypt keeper was the only breakout character, the old witch and the vault keeper were good too, and they were great together.

Cyberwolf's picture

They were awesome..whenever my mom went to the store I ALWAYS had her pick me up 4-5 issues plus the new ones I didn't have...I remember one of my favorites from one of the comics (either vault of horror or tales from the crypt...it was the one about the young woman who goes crazy after her husband throws a bbq and all his friends literaly destroy her garden during the party...she ends up killing him and putting him on his own bbqer...that was one great story.

PerfectVictim's picture

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They were awesome..whenever my mom went to the store I ALWAYS had her pick me up 4-5 issues plus the new ones I didn't have...I remember one of my favorites from one of the comics (either vault of horror or tales from the crypt...it was the one about the young woman who goes crazy after her husband throws a bbq and all his friends literaly destroy her garden during the party...she ends up killing him and putting him on his own bbqer...that was one great story.

That was a good one. Think it was called "Garden Party"

My fave is "Wish You Were Here", which they did for the 70's movie version of "Tales from the Crypt".

Mister Cool's picture

I collect all the originals, they cost me an arm and a leg (horror pun intended!)

I just read TFTC 35, werewolf on the cover. The title story was about a Hungarian man and his 2 boys who live in the midwest. A Body is found, and no one can figure out what happened. The boys father figures it to be a werewolf from back home in Hungary. The boys are to keep this quite, but the younger brother blabs, and the sheriff doing some research determines the father from Hungary must be a werewolf. The father is shot, and the boys want revenge against the wolf. On the next full moon, they hunt the wolf with slings and sharpened silver dollars. They boys seperate.....the older brother sees the werewolf, and kills it, only to have it turn into his brother, Yikes!

Silentshadow's picture

I've only read a few of the reprints. Wish they would release them in a media that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg plus other body parts!

meg8205's picture

I am slowly building my own collection of these. The reprints are really cheap at the comic store by me. The most I have spent on one was 5.50. These are not originals, those are too expensive for me.

Wamphryi's picture

From what my local comic store was telling me, they are reprint them once again, and will be a Bi-monthly series!! Plus Fangoria is coming out with a horror line of comic books too!

Shit Stabber's picture

I like EC Comics. The crime/suspense stories are always cool. And of course the cryptkeeper and the old witch and the vaultkeeper and all that classic horror shit as well.

eliqueiros's picture

To this day I still love EC comics. Started reading them when they were reissued in the early nineties and ran over to 7/11 to see if the new ones were out on a constant basis. The artwork is brilliant and truly groundbreaking. These comics truly were head a shoulders above everything else in the horror/sci fi scene of the time. I also like how creative they were using traditional monsters and themes and then weaving in the atomic age to tighten things up. Truly brilliant. They have new EC comics out but they left me kinda cold when I saw them at he comic store. One look at the old comic covers and you fall in love, the new ones are just cool but not great.

spookyboo's picture

I subscribed to them in the 90's.  Morbid, funny and always ironic, I believe these are landmarks in most early literature interests.  At least for those of us who enjoy the macabre.  I was most partial to the "Tales From The Crypt" series.  Always fresh new ideas and no lack of a story line, probably a lot of great writers got their start by contributing to the short stories.

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