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Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 1: Issues 1-6 (The EC Archives)

Feldstein, Al

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ISBN 10: 1888472553 / ISBN 13: 9781888472554
Published by Gemstone Publishing, U.S.A., 2006
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover copy in a fine, as new, mylar protected DJ, black spine. The first 6 issues, complete, in glorious color. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 074925

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Title: Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 1: Issues 1-6 (...

Publisher: Gemstone Publishing, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 2006 Edition.

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  • EC Comics (Entertaining Comics) were all published from the late 1940s until around 1956, when the Comics Code Authority whitewashed all comic books to remove all themes of horror and violence. Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency attacked horror comics as causes of the rise in juvenile delinquency and crimes by minors. These comic books were accused of having no redeeming value to society and were effectively banned by the actions of these groups in creating the Comics Code. EC Comics were superior to other comics of the 1950s because of a higher quality of writing and artwork, and they were widely imitated by other comics publishers. The subject matter for EC Comics were horror, science fiction/fantasy, crime stories, war stories and stories with a social message that generally had a twist or "shock" ending.
  • This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1950, and features classic horror stories of vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters in the vein of hte early Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies. This title was EC's best seller, and was the inspiration of several feature films and the HBO series of the same name.

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