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.

Show notes:

  • The classic Tales from the Crypt comics have been collected in nice archival hardcovers, starting with this volume.
  • The first volume of the all-ages revival can be found here.
  • If you like the show or think you might like it, you can buy a collection of all seven seasons here.
  • You can get the 1970s Amicus Productions movie in a two-pack with The Vault of Horror on Blu-Ray here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.