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Tales from the crypt : the official archives

Author: Digby Diehl; William M Gaines; David Kaestle; Rick DeMonico; EC Comics.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Through text and illustrations, examines the history of the popular comic strip and television series.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Named Person: William M Gaines
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Digby Diehl; William M Gaines; David Kaestle; Rick DeMonico; EC Comics.
ISBN: 0312144865 9780312144869
OCLC Number: 34767316
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: In the beginning --
The birth of the comic book --
The grisly creativity of William Gaines --
The descent into the crypt : the early days of EC --
ES splatters America with an explosion of horror --
The just desserts cookbook : EC's grisly morality plays --
Send in the ghouls : the crypt keeper as horror host --
The EC constellation of comic book artists --
EC's Mad Magazine --
Further into horror : the comics become more gruesome --
Premature death of tales --
The weird science of Dr. Fredric Wertham --
The Kefauver hearings --
Bowing to the inevitable : EC quits horror --
Corpses & covers : covers of all 105 EC horror comics --
Four four tales : four complete classic tales in their original form --
The fans keep the flame alive --
Tales from an English crypt : the 1970s movies --
A star is exhumed : tales resurrected on TV --
Joel Silver : the spark plug --
Bringing the Crypt Keeper to life : Kevin Yagher and his puppeteers --
The crypt compendium : a complete filmography of the series --
Now a major motion picture --
Demon knight --
Special effects wizard Todd Masters and his demons --
Bordello of blood --
Yesterday's memories - tomorrow's treasures --
Collectibles from the crypt --
Bill Gaines : an appreciation --
A final gift from the crypt : picto-fiction story - "The Mother" / illustrated by Jack Davis.
Responsibility: by Digby Diehl ; designed by David Kaestle and Rick DeMonico.

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