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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 ]

  • The Society of Illustrators is holding 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 ]

  • Deadly Beloved And Other Stories releases November 8, 2022 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • The EC Archives: The Vault of Horror Volume 2 is being reissued in a Paperback edition June 14, 2022 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Comics Library: Code Of Honor And Other Stories released June 7, 2022 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • The EC Archives: Gunfighter released April 19, 2022 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Archives: Terror Illustrated Hardcover released February 15, 2022 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Archives: Crime Illustrated released December 14, 2021 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear Volume 1 was being reissued in a Paperback edition November 16, 2021 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Artists Library Slipcase Vol. 6 released November 9, 2021 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • The EC Archives: Frontline Combat Volume 3 released October 26, 2021 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Comics Library: Three For The Money And Other Stories released October 19, 2021 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • EC Covers Artist's Edition (Artist Edition) released October 5, 2021 from IDW Publishing.
  • The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 1 is being reissued in a Paperback edition September 21, 2021 from Dark Horse Books.
  • The EC Archives: Shock Illustrated released April 20, 2021 from Dark Horse Books. It includes "the lost fourth issue" of the EC Picto-Fiction series, according to the Amazon (USA site) description.
  • The EC Comics Library: A Slight Case of Murder and Other Stories released January 5, 2021 from Fantagraphics Books.
  • 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[]

Gunfighter Vol 1 10 Original Cover Art


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Gunfighter Vol 1 10

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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 cchanged over to MAD magazine) and others. EC Comics is currently owned and managed by the Gaines family.

There have been reboots of the old 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 new series lasted only 2 issues. Later on in the 2000s a 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. Most recently Tales from the Crypt Vol 3 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!


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