EC comics have earned a
(rightful) place in the hearts of comics and SF fans the world over. Sometimes
tacky and clichéd (but that was part of their charm) and sometimes incredibly
unusual and daring (especially for the time), they were never anything less
than brilliant. Parent’s groups, teachers, religious figures, and politicians –
they all hated and decried EC for corrupting youth and wanted them banned and
burned; they hated them more than a Bible Belt preacher hates Harry Potter
books today. Of course, when so many authoritative grown-ups told you they were
bad, that meant you knew they were really good! It’s a pleasure to see these
titles coming back into print – I have fond childhood memories of reading reprints
of Weird Science, Astounding Tales and their SF and horror-themed ilk.
Gemstone promise to use the
original art but cleaned up, restored and to improve the finish and colour to
give the best possible clarity for readers; basically these EC Archives edition
will be produced to the same high standard as DC’s excellent Archive Editions
or Marvel’s Masterworks, making them a real treasure for collectors. Superfan
Steven Spielberg will supply an introduction to this second EC Archive volume. This will collect the first six issues (some 24 stories) from 1952.
“The EC Comics line was a
classic in its day, “said Publisher Russ Cochran. “It is still popular with
collectors and has been an influence on everyone from comic creators to
filmmakers in Hollywood.”
Gemstone, hardback, 212 pages, published November 2006
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 July, 2006.