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The EC Comics Library

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From 1950 until 1955 (when they fell victim to the newly-created Comics Code), EC Comics revolutionized American comics with their provocative, literate, and visually stunning horror, crime, war, SF, and humor anthologies (including Tales from the Crypt and MAD). Frequently reprinted in archival, fan-oriented packages, this work has never been collected in accessible, general-readership-friendly form. Fantagraphics’ EC project, with its artist- and theme-based collections, is finally rectifying this.

"All of these books are essential purchases for comics fans… These are the books that best show off how EC took genre stories seriously, striving to create comics that didn't treat readers as naive or ignorant." – Los Angeles Times

"Fantagraphics' current series of handsome hardcovers makes familiar material fresh by focusing on individual artists... it's never been easier to appreciate the contributions of these iconic inkslingers." – Chicago Tribune

"...I am not only appreciative...but also very impressed. [The books] are spectacular packages of their featured artist and their stories." – Al Feldstein

"It's fitting that Fantagraphics - long-time champion of the rights and importance of comics creators, and re-issuer important historical comics -- would arrange a publishing line this way. Even though it may not be surprising, it's still a commendable decision. It's also an important development in further establishing comics as art and literature worthy of serious consideration and study.… It presents work by EC’s most important artists, drawing the work from across all EC titles." – Sam Costello, Full-Stop

$28.99
Pages: 264, black & white, Hardcover, 7.25" x 10.25", 978-1-60699-577-8, Year: 2013, www.comixology.com/50-Girls-50-and-Other-Stories/comics-series/30420, play.google.com/store/books/details/Al_Williamson_50_Girls_50?id=boaZCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
BARGAIN COMBO: 50 Girls 50 + 'Tain't the Meat... It's the Humanity! (The EC Comics Library) Gift Set Price: $57.98 $46.38 Add to...
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$94.99
Pages: 832, black & white, Hardcover, 7.5" x 10.5" x 4", 978-1-60699-728-4, Year: 2014
Harvey Kurtzman, Wallace Wood, Jack Davis, Al Williamson, Al Feldstein et al. Collecting our first four EC Comics Library books in a snazzy slipcase: hard-hitting war, crime/suspense, sci-fi and horror from the legendary publisher.
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$29.99
Pages: 200, black & white, Hardcover, 7 1⁄4” x 10 1⁄4”, 978-1-60699-862-5, Year: 2015, www.comixology.com/Jack-Kamen-Forty-Whacks-Other-Stories/digital-comic/265305?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy, play.google.com/store/books/details/Jack_Kamen_Forty_Whacks?id=LI9yCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Jack Kamen was the “Mr. Slick” of EC crime comics. His precise, clean style was perfect for tales of seemingly normal men and women...
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$29.99
Pages: 216, black & white, Hardcover, 7.25" x 10.25", 978-1-60699-982-0, Year: 2017, www.comixology.com/The-Million-Year-Picnic-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/413602?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy, play.google.com/store/books/details/Will_Elder_The_Million_Year_Picnic?id=tOHGDAAAQBAJ
With his obsessive attention to detail and his larger-than-life personality, Will Elder set the standard for precise rendering and abundant sight gags at EC...
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$28.99
Pages: 208, black & white, Hardcover, 7.25" x 10.25", 978-1-60699-546-4, Year: 2012, Wally-Wood-Came-the-Dawn-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/56298, play.google.com/store/books/details/Wallace_Wood_Came_the_Dawn?id=k4aZCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Wallace Wood et al. Suspense and crime shockers by a comics grandmaster. Collecting all 26 Wood-drawn horror and crime stories — including the full baker’s dozen of EC’s most courageous and politically charged dramas.
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$29.99
Pages: 224, black & white, Hardcover, 7.25"x10.25", 978-1-60699-827-4, Year: 2015, https://www.comixology.com/Grave-Business-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/194570, play.google.com/store/books/details/Graham_Ingels_Grave_Business?id=u4eZCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Even in an era of explicit horror films, "Ghastly" Graham Ingels still delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions of the stomach-churning fates...
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$29.99
Pages: 224, black & white, Hardcover, 7 ¼” x 10 ¼”, 978-1-60699-929-5, Year: 2016, www.comixology.com/The-Living-Mummy-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/358339?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy, store.sequential.cc/catalogue/book/the_living_mummy_and_other_stories_by_jack_davis/1368, play.google.com/store/books/details/Jack_Davis_The_Living_Mummy_and_Other_Stories?id=xTzNCgAAQBAJ
When Jack Davis took up his pen for EC Comics, he made his innocent victims more eye-poppingly terrified, his ax-murderers more gleefully gruesome, and his...
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$29.99
Pages: 176, black & white, Hardcover, 7 ¼” x 10 ¼”, 978-1-60699-908-0, Year: 2016, comixology.com/The-High-Cost-of-Dying-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/304840?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy, play.google.com/store/books/details/Reed_Crandall_The_High_Cost_of_Dying?id=-yp3CgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Reed Crandall was an undisputed master of fine-line detail and expertly nuanced pen-and-ink texture. He was a perfect fit for EC Comics and...
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$29.99
Pages: 320, full color, Softcover, 7.5" x 10.5", 978-1-60699-343-9, Year: 2017, www.comixology.com/Four-Color-Fear/comics-series/10354, play.google.com/store/books/details/Greg_Sadowski_Four_Color_Fear?id=RNi5CgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Originally released in two printings in the Fall of 2010 and Spring of 2011, each of which immediately sold out, Four Color Fear has routinely been our...
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$29.99
Pages: 216, black & white, Hardcover, 7 ¼” x 10 ¼”, 978-1-60699-965-3, Year: 2016, www.comixology.com/Voodoo-Vengeance-and-Other-Stories/digital-comic/358364?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy, play.google.com/store/books/details/Johnny_Craig_Voodoo_Vengeance?id=0NZIDAAAQBAJ
With his eerily crisp, contemporary graphic style, Johnny Craig was the “Mr. Clean” of EC horror comics. (“Cleanest horror stories you...
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$99.99
Pages: 810, black & white, Hardcover, 7.5" x 10.25, 978-1-60699-821-2, Year: 2015
Included in this set: Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories Child of Tomorrow and Other Stories Sucker Bait and Other...
Out of print

$29.99
Pages: 216, black & white, Hardcover, 7.25" x 10.25", 978-1-60699-805-2, Year: 2015, www.comixology.com/Spawn-of-Mars/comics-series/34062, play.google.com/store/books/details/Wallace_Wood_Spawn_of_Mars?id=4IeZCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
Wallace Wood fans love his sleek, preternaturally lush art, but they  especially  love his spectacular science fiction. Early in his career,...
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