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Welcome to the EC Comics Wiki

Welcome to the EC Comics Wiki
This wiki is about comics published by the comic book company EC Comics and EC-related media.

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EC Comics News[]

EC Comics News [ edit ]

  • New EC Comics titles are being launched in 2024, Epitaphs From The Abyss #1 (in July 2024,) and Cruel Universe #1 (in August 2024)... More Info At This Link!
  • Comics Historian and EC Comics historian Roger Hill passed away on December 6, 2023. See more information at: Crypt of MADness and at The Comics Journal
  • The Society of Illustrators hosted an Angelo Torres (EC/MAD artist) Art Exhibit from May 11 - September 3, 2022. More info at: the exhibit's webpage (linked)
  • Dark Horse Direct and EC Comics are teaming up to produce EC Bookends
  • EC Library and EC Comics reprints comic book series publisher Russ Cochran passed away on February 23, 2020.
  • EC Comics, in collaboration with Pocket Universe Productions has [1] announced a new EC Comics audio drama series based on The Vault of Horror comics.
  • A new EC Comics retrospective/history book, titled "The Wonderful, Horrible EC Comics Book!" has been announced. The book is written and designed by EC Comics historian Grant Geissman; and it is to be published by Taschen Books.
  • EC Comics and Hivemind will be producing a new TV show, Weird Fantasy.; It will be based on stories from the EC Comics science fiction titles, i.e Weird Fantasy, Weird Science.
  • Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics ran through October 27th 2018 at New York's Society of Illustrators' Museum of Illustration. DETAILS HERE.
  • Colorist for EC Comics, Marie Severin has passed away at the age of 89.
  • EC Comics artist Russ Heath has passed away at the age of 91.
  • Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire, an EC-related MAD magazine exhibit ran through Otober 21st 2018 at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum in Columbus, Ohio, USA. DETAILS HERE.
  • Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen: The Art of EC Comics ran from May 13, 2016 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Various EC Panels/Talks were held over the run of the exhibit; A list of events is HERE.
  • The previously planned Tales from the Crypt reboot series that was to air on American network TNT has been cancelled due to "rights issues."

Upcoming Releases[]

Upcoming and Recent EC and EC-Related Releases [ edit ]

  • New EC Comics titles are being launched in 2024, Epitaphs From The Abyss (beginning in July 2024,) and Cruel Universe #1' (in August 2024)... More Info Here
  • The Bitter End And Other Stories releases December 12, 2023 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • The EC Archives: Crime Suspenstories Volume 1 is being reissued in a Paperback edition December 5, 2023 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 2 is being reissued in a Paperback edition August 29, 2023 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The Planetoid And Other Stories released on June 27, 2023 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • Deadly Beloved And Other Stories released on November 8, 2022 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • The Best of EC Stories Artisan Edition was released on September 27, 2022 from IDW Publishing.
  • EC Covers Artist's Edition (Artist Edition) released October 5, 2021 from IDW Publishing.
  • Choke Gasp! The Best of 75 Years of EC Comics was released December 17, 2019 from Dark Horse Books.
  • EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest, a book-length study of social and political commentary in the EC Comics titles was released March 8, 2019 by Rutgers University Press.

Random EC Selections[]

The Requiem (Splash Page)

The Requiem Ingels Art

Graham Ingels'Splash Page for the EC Picto-Fiction Story "The Requiem"

MAD Artist's Edition

MAD Magazine Artist's Edition Cover

IDW Books

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Feldstein Painting One

About EC Comics Wiki This wiki was started as a fork of another wiki that the old EC wiki had been merged into, and is now its own stand-alone wiki with new articles, comic covers, art, and more.

Just what is/are "EC Comics?

EC Comics is a comic book publishing company that in the forties and fifties published titles such as Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Weird Science, MAD (later changed over to MAD magazine) and others. EC Comics is currently owned and managed by the Gaines family.

As of 2024, EC Comics is launching two brand-new titles/series in Summer of 2024: Epitaths From The Abyss and Cruel Universe, a scifi title. They will be co-published by American comic book company Oni Press.

There have been reboots of the classic EC titles as well in recent decades: In the early 1990s, a reboot of Two-Fisted Tales was carried out by Harvey Kurtzman, bearing the EC logo; However, the series lasted for only 2 issues. Later on, in the 2000s an attempt to relaunch EC and print a new series of CRYPTs was carried out by comic publishing company Papercutz, but the title lasted for only 13 issues. The most recent revival of an old EC series has been Tales from the Crypt Vol 3 ; those comics were published by Super Genius under a license with EC Comics.

Did You Know?

  • The EC initials originally stood for “Educational Comics” before changing to “Entertaining Comics”
  • 2020 was the 75th Anniversary Celebration Year for EC comics!
  • EC Comics is launching two new titles with co-publisher Oni Press in Summer 2024!

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