The EC Artists' Library

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The EC Artists' Library
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Publication information
PublisherFantagraphics Books
FormatOngoing series
GenreHorror
Science fiction
Crime
War
Publication dateNovember 15th, 2012
Creative team
Created byNumerous creators were involved
Written byNumerous writers were involved
Artist(s)Numerous artists were involved
Editor(s)Gary Groth

The EC Artists' Library are a series of books released by Fantagraphics Books, which collect anthologies by artists and themes of the comics originally published by EC Comics.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

On July 23, 2011, Gary Groth, president at Fantagraphics Books, announced during the company panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego that Fantagraphics had established an agreement with William M. Gaines Agent, Inc. to publish the EC Comic Library starting in 2012, with the aim to reintroduce the EC stories to new contemporary readers. The reprint run would feature all the EC comic material with the only exception of MAD comics, whose rights belonged to another owner. Fantagraphics' publication would become the first EC Comics collection arranged by artist.[4][2]

Format[edit]

Volumes of the series have been published in hardcover format measuring 7.25 inches × 10.25 inches (185 mm × 261 mm) and are printed in black-and-white. The books have been designed by Jacob Covey[1] and each volume contains between 200 and 250 pages including the comics and extras. Individual volumes are also available bundled in a boxed set of four.[5]

Volumes & box sets[edit]

Volumes[edit]

Volumes
Release date Title Artist in focus Genre Page count ISBN
2012-11-15 Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories Harvey Kurtzman War 240 978-1-60699-545-7
2012-11-15 Came the Dawn and Other Stories Wallace Wood Horror/Crime 978-1-60699-546-4
2013-04-06 50 Girls 50 and Other Stories Al Williamson Science Fiction 978-1-60699-577-8
2013-04-06 Tain't the Meat... It's the Humanity! and Other Stories Jack Davis Horror 978-1-60699-578-5
2013-09-07 Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories Johnny Craig Crime/Horror 978-1-60699-658-4
2013-09-07 Child of Tomorrow and Other Stories Al Feldstein Science Fiction 978-1-60699-659-1
2014-02-15 Zero Hour and Other Stories Jack Kamen Science Fiction 978-1-60699-704-8
2014-02-15 Sucker Bait and Other Stories Graham Ingels Horror 978-1-60699-689-8
2014-06-08 Judgment Day and Other Stories Joe Orlando Science Fiction 978-1-60699-727-7
2014-07-05 Bomb Run and Other Stories John Severin War 978-1-60699-749-9
2014-12-06 Aces High George Evans War/Crime 978-1-60699-784-0
2015-01-04 Spawn of Mars and Other Stories Wallace Wood Science Fiction 978-1-60699-805-2
2015-07-04 Grave Business and Other Stories Graham Ingels Horror 978-1-60699-827-4
2015-10-02 Forty Whacks and Other Stories Jack Kamen Horror 978-1-60699-862-5
2016-02-08 The High Cost of Dying and Other Stories Reed Crandall Horror 978-1-60699-908-0
2016-06-21 The Living Mummy and Other Stories Jack Davis Horror 978-1-60699-929-5
2016-12-06 Voodoo Vengeance and Other Stories Johnny Craig Horror 978-1-60699-965-3
2017-01-31 The Million Year Picnic Will Elder 978-1-60699-982-0
2017-06-28 The Thing From The Grave and Other Stories Joe Orlando Horror 978-1-60699-929-5
2017-10-31 Daddy Lost His Head and Other Stories Jack Kamen Horror 978-1-68396-050-8
2018-01-31 Master Race and Other Stories Bernard Krigstein Crime/Horror/War/Science Fiction 978-1-68396-094-2
2018-06-30 Death Stand and Other Stories Jack Davis 978-1-68396-103-1
2018-11-17 Doctor of Horror and Other Stories Graham Ingels 978-1-68396-138-3
2019-02-12 The Martian Monster and Other Stories Jack Kamen 978-1-68396-168-0
2019-09-10 The Woman Who Loved Life and Other Stories Johnny Craig 978-1-68396-201-4
2019-11-15 Atom Bomb and Other Stories Wallace Wood 978-1-68396-245-8
2020-01-14 Man and Superman and Other Stories Harvey Kurtzman 978-1-68396-275-5

Box sets[edit]

Box sets
Vol. Release date Title Volumes ISBN
1 2014 The EC Comics Slipcase Volume 1 1–4 978-1-60699-728-4
2 2015 The EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2 5–8 978-1-60699-821-2
3 2017 The EC Comics Slipcase Volume 3 9–12 978-1-68396-007-2
4 2019-11-05 The EC Comics Slipcase Volume 4 13–16 978-1-68396-246-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Comics Reporter". www.comicsreporter.com. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  2. ^ a b Fitzsimons, Kate (2011-07-24). "Syndicated Comics". The Beat. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  3. ^ "Hero Complex". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  4. ^ "Fantagraphics to Publish the EC Comics Library". www.diamondcomics.com. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  5. ^ "The EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2 (The EC Artists' Library): by Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen". Spectrum Culture. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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