Tuesday, October 30, 2007

e.c. comics

For your pre-Halloween pleasure, some choice selections from 1970s reprints of 1950s E.C. comics. Don't know that I have much to say about E.C. that's never been said before by those more knowledgeable than I. Though their books were first published more than 50 years ago, they've never been bested in the field of horror comics. Some of the work on display here was adapted for the 1990s TV series "Tales from the Crypt" ("What's Cookin'" was a particularly good episode, with Christopher Reeve and Bess Armstrong, "Dead Right" was adapted with Jeffrey Tambor and Demi Moore) and E.C. stories were also the basis for the 1970s Amicus productions "Tales from the Crypt" and "the Vault of Horror."
The artists on display here include Jack Davis, Graham "Ghastly" Ingels, Wally Wood, Jack Kamen and Johnny Craig...















Check back tomorrow for more E.C. comics, film reviews and other Halloween surprises. Or something. For all the excitement of the build up, Halloween is always the most disappointing holiday. It never winds up being quite as fun, or as spooky, as it ought to be, and for some reason it often seems to bring personal tumult into my life. Fortunately this year the earlier part of October turned out to be pretty stressful and depressing (the fun of doing this blog aside, and also a few pleasant or at least encouraging, potentially non-horrible developments that have come later in the month, maybe) so, who knows, could Halloween this year really be all that bad? Well, yeah, totally it could. But here's hoping maybe, just maybe, I've worked up enough spooky voodoo energy to have a decent ghoul's night out for once. Time well tell. In the meantime, also from the 1970s E.C. reprints, some werewolf action, because werewolves are awesome...


Oh, and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is on tonight at 8pm on ABC. Wanna come over and watch?

1 comment:

Michael Kottler said...

I can't believe this excellent page has received so many visitors and yet none have bothered to comment. Especially given how significant Warren and EC were in terms of influencing contemporary media and giving artists such as Frazetta and Corben a start, I'm surprised that more people haven't chimed in to express their appreciation. In any event, your Warren magazine and EC comics tribute pages are great, and I am glad someone cares enough to post samples of this classic material online. Pages like this will ensure that archetypal horror periodicals like Creepy will continue find new audiences (who will then no doubt download the entire Creepy catalog via torrent he he).