This week the world of comics was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary cartoonist Jack Davis. Over the course of a career that spanned nine decades, Davis became one of the world's most recognizable visual stylists, rising to fame with his work on EC's horror and science-fiction titles in the '50s, then solidifying his status as one of the most beloved members of Mad Magazine's "Usual Gang Of Idiots".
Davis was a one-of-a-kind original, and it's our pleasure to commemorate his passing by presenting this hand-picked selection of his work --- fifty of our favorite images, showcasing all aspects of his artistry.
ComicsAlliance is saddened to report that Jack Davis, the legendary artist best known for his work on EC's Tales from the Crypt, MAD Magazine, and the incredible posters for films like The Long Goodbye and It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, has died. He was 91 years old.
It’s oft been said of erstwhile breakout director M. Night Shyamalan that the filmmaker had run out of ideas, but his new TNT Tales From the Crypt may never have that problem. The new series has partnered with Wattpad to crowdsource stories and horror trends, even recruiting writers directly to work on the series.
Even among a roster of talents that includes several industry legends, Johnny Craig's work with EC Comics stands out. An artist who usually wrote his own stories, he produced clean and lively pages that brought his shocking, poetic yarns to life, and as the premier cover artist for the publisher, Craig's jolting imagery for Vault Of Horror, Tales From The Crypt and Crime SuspenStories frequently provided a fitting introduction to the taut, disturbing tales that laid in wait inside.
Unfortunately, it was his brilliance on those covers that led to his widespread vilification. Born April 25, 1926, today we take a moment to appreciate the work of the late, great Johnny Craig.
If ever you thought that TNT’s redux of Tales From the Crypt under one-time suspense master M. Night Shyamalan was only a nightmare, have we got a twist for you. Not only has TNT greenlit the new Tales From the Crypt to series, well also have a “newly reinvented” Crypt Keeper to tell them.
We first learned back in January that TNT had in mind to resurrect the classic Tales From the Crypt with M. Night Shyamalan curating new horror stories, though details were few and far between. Now, the Sixth Sense director at least confirms that the classic “Crypt Keeper” character will return, though perhaps not as we remember.
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
Welcome back, boils, ghouls, and gender non-boo-nary, to our series of videos celebrating spine-tinglingly spooky comics! In the 1950s, EC Comics ruled the roost with its expertly written and drawn combination of sci-fi, war, suspense, and, most notoriously, horror comics. The unholy trinity of creep-hosted horror jams was Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, and, the one best known today, Tales from the Crypt. Enter the crypt quietly, my dear fiends, and learn the secrets and history of the comics that millions of kids loved and that Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) hated so much.
The last of Gemstone Publishing's hardcover EC Archives collections came out in 2009, and it seemed for a while that efforts to collect the company's classic horror comics had come to a sad end. That's why today's news that Dark Horse Comics is picking up the mantle and bringing back the EC Archives with two new volumes: Tales from the Crypt Volume 4 and Vault of Horror Volume 3, coming this October and next January, respectively, is so welcome.
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