This is the definitive story of EC Comics, the most notorious and well-regarded mass-market publisher in comics history. The EC line — having published such seminal titles as MAD, Tales from the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales, and so many others — was a high point in terms of craft and presentation. Tales of Terror! is the most comprehensive overview to date of the seminal EC Comics line: a visual checklist, creator index, guidebook and more! Tales from the Crypt, Weird Science, Frontline Combat and all of the other EC titles are included in this comprehensive volume that uncovers the amazing history behind the comics, from the very beginning to the bitter end, when the U.S. Senate drove EC out of business for allegedly corrupting America's youth. Experience EC publisher Bill Gaines' testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcomittee Hearings — the stage for the U.S. government's most capricious political witch hunt this side of Joseph McCarthy — as well as other events that shaped the comics world and popular culture landscape for decades to come. See the work, in full-color, of legendary creators like Wally Wood, Al Feldstein, Al Williamson, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, Bernie Krigstein, and others, including several previously unpublished interviews with the artists. Every EC cover is reproduced in full color, making Tales of Terror! an absolute "must have" for even the casual EC enthusiast. Co-published with Gemstone Comics, the official licensor of the EC line, Tales of Terror! is also fully authorized by the estates of EC publisher Bill Gaines and MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman, as well as longtime editor Al Feldstein.
"A wonderful book! An EC lover's dream come true." – John Landis