Thursday, May 26, 2011


Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Horror—the three horror comic books published by Bill Gaines of EC Comics in the 1950s—brought the US comics industry under government scanner, and nearly to a standstill, because of their perceived negative impact on children. The government's interference that included a Congressional hearing resulted in the imposition of the Comics Code, a law termed draconian by comic book publishers, especially of the horror variety. The cover is that of the first issue of Tales from the Crypt. So if you have any, even reprints, hold on to them—however scary they might be!

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