EC horror comics are famous for their gleefully ghoulish stories and their outrageous twist endings — served up with a sly wink to the reader and a generous dose of dreadful puns.
No artist captured that mood better and made his readers shudder more than “Ghastly” Graham Ingels. Ingels set the standard for fiendishly delightful depictions of dripping slime, dismembered limbs, and shambling corpses. This volume features Ingels’s earliest EC crime and horror work, from the pages of such titles as Tales From the Crypt, Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories, and War Against Crime.
Highlights in this volume include Ingels’s very first EC story, two Ingels adaptations of stories by Edgar Allan Poe (including a clever twist on “The Cask of Amontillado” that you won’t see coming), and EC’s first adaptation of a Ray Bradbury story.
As with every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Doctor Of Horror And Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader’s experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts.
"EC elevated the comics art form by making whimsically gruesome tales feel connected to the real world, and much of that was accomplished by Ingels." — Chicago Tribune
"Doctor of Horror and Other Stories is a perfect compendium of comic chills. …a great way to acquaint new audiences with the heyday of American horror comics." — NY Journal of Books