This special collection features more than 30 EC classics from the pages of Tales From the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, Impact, and Crime SuspenStories. Of special note is Orlando’s “The Monkey,” the classic realistic EC story about drug addiction, considered to be one of the most cautionary of “the preachies,” and Orlando’s adaptation of Bradbury’s eerily haunting “The Lake,” about a childhood tragedy. This volume also includes the title story “The Thing From the Grave,” a special Orlando frightfest originally printed in 3-D that hasn’t been seen since its original publication more than 60 years ago (and is presented here for the first time in easy-on-the-eyes 2-D). Plus all of Orlando’s Panic stories, including parodies of Mother Goose, TV commercials, and soap operas. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, The Thing From the Grave And Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic American comics.
"In the two hundred and twenty six pages that await, you’ll be certain to find some yarns that stick with you, and for the record mine are ‘Who’s Next?’, ‘Midnight Mess’ and ‘Pleasant Screams’. Hell — who can resist a title like that?" — Mass Movement
"Joe Orlando might not have been the most famous name at EC Comics but as this volume proves he could more that hold his own with the finest talents in the business." — SciFi Movie Page