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Here's another Ray Bradbury story that EC adapted. For those who don't know, the story of their partnership is pretty interesting; it originally started with EC ripping off his stories without Bradbury's permission. Bradbury sent them the following letter.

“Just a note to remind you of an oversight. You have not as yet sent on the check for $50.00 to cover the use of secondary rights on my two stories ‘The Rocket Man’ and ‘Kaleidoscope.’ . . . I feel this was probably overlooked in the general confusion of office work, and look forward to your payment in the near future.”

EC complied and after this Bradbury lent his stories for authorized adaptations of his work.

Story under the cut... )

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Jun. 4th, 2015 07:10 pm
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June is the month that Ray Bradbury passed away (three years tomorrow) so I might post some old comics based on his work. If you have any requests let me know. I posted this one a couple of years ago.

Story under the cut... )
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EC editor Al Feldstein died early this month last year so to remember him here is a story he wrote and illustrated from Tales from the Crypt #22.

Scans under the cut... )
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Something different for this one. Comixology is having an EC sale until 11 tonight (EST) for some Fantagraphic collections of various EC comics in black and white to better show off the artist's work. You can access the page here.

Here's a sampling of a story from Graham Ingels, originally published in Haunt of Fear #17.

Scans under the cut... )
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Of all the EC horror stories I've read, "A-Corny Story" (Tales from the Crypt #28, Feb-Mar 1952) is the one I find the most chilling. This, despite the utter lack of gore, scary faces, or the like. (The art, after all, is by Jack Kamen, best known for his realistic touch on EC's crime and suspense stories.) Read on and I'll tell you why, at the end.

No, this isn't the Bruce Wayne from _Batman: Tenses_, despite his similar attitude problem )
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I posted this three years ago but I figured with Halloween on the horizon it might be worth a revisit.

Story under the cut... )
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With October starting soon, I figured I'd ask once again if anyone would like to see any specific stories published by EC Comics or Warren (who published stuff like Creepy). Wikipedia at least has a complete list of each of all the stories under each EC title if there's anything that grabs your attention. 

EDIT: Also if anyone wants to see any Junji Ito stories for Halloween, I can post those too.

Here's a story I first posted here way back in 2011 titled "Let the Punishment fit the Crime"...



Story under the cut... )
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Nearly all comics publishers run ads regularly for their own titles, within their own titles. EC Comics, in the early 50s, had more fun with many such ads than did most of their competition.

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(From the cover of Mad #16 [October 1954], art H. Kurtzman)

True, the spoof newspaper headline above refers to certain comics becoming "underground" as in "illegal" (this being when Dr. Wertham and friends were trying to accomplish precisely that), as opposed to "countercultural." Even so, actual underground comix creators such as R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman have credited Mad, in its original comic-book format (1952-1954), as a major influence on their work. As Spiegelman put it in his Breakdowns anthology, "Mad warped a generation. In the bland American 1950s [...] [i]t was saying: 'The media--the whole damn adult world--is lying to you...and we here at Mad are part of the media!'"

Dig, dig, dig! )
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This is admittedly a repost from last year but alas there's only a few Christmas-themed EC stories...

Scans under the cut... )
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This is a repost of mine from two years ago. With Halloween on the horizon I figured I'd post some old EC comics if I have the time. If you have any requests let me know and I'll see if I can post it. This also applies to Junji Ito's work as well.

Story under the cut... )

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