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In 1949, the relatively unknown cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, coming off a run of his one-page gag strip Hey, Look! for Timely, shopped his work around and received his first EC assignment. No, it wasn't on one of their horror titles; those wouldn't be launched until the following year. Nor were they publishing war or satire comics yet. Rather, Kurtzman's EC debut was as illustrator of Lucky Fights It Through, a giveaway 16-page educational comic about syphilis...with a two-fisted cowboy setting, since western comics were in then.

'That ignorant, ignorant cowboy' )
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I guess posting this has become somewhat of a tradition for me but it's mainly because there's very few EC Christmas stories. 

Scans under the cut... )
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A horror/suspense tale from EC's Shock SuspenStories #9 (June-July 1953). Script by Al Feldstein, art by Reed Crandall. Trigger warning for gore.

'Their screeches laughing at me...' )
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Halloween's around the corner so I figured I might post some EC stories. For my convenience and because I think it shows off the artists' work better some of the scans will come from the black and white archives.

Scans under the cut... )
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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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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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