A report on EC Archives

Example of EC Archives' digital coloring by Jamison Services on a Johnny Craig page: "Terror on the Moors!" in EC Archives: The Vault of Horror (2007), originally in The Vault of Horror #17 (February–March 1951)

Ongoing series of American hardcover collections of full-color comic book reprints of EC Comics, published by Russ Cochran and Gemstone Publishing from 2006 to 2008, and then continued by Cochran and Grant Geissman's GC imprint , and finally taken over by Dark Horse in 2013.

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Example of EC Archives' digital coloring by Jamison Services on a Johnny Craig page: "Terror on the Moors!" in EC Archives: The Vault of Horror (2007), originally in The Vault of Horror #17 (February–March 1951)

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Russ Cochran (publisher)

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Publisher of EC Comics reprints, Disney comics, and books on Hopalong Cassidy, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and vacuum tubes.

Publisher of EC Comics reprints, Disney comics, and books on Hopalong Cassidy, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and vacuum tubes.

His EC Comics reprints included the black-and-white The Complete EC Library, the four-color EC Annuals, and the full-color hardcover EC Archives.

EC Comics

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American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, dark fantasy, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.

American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, dark fantasy, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.

225 Lafayette Street, home of EC Comics
"Judgment Day" was first published in Weird Fantasy #18 (April 1953)

Russ Cochran reprints include EC Portfolios, The Complete EC Library, EC Classics, RCP Reprints (Russ Cochran), EC Annuals, and EC Archives (hardcover books).

Cover illustration by Harvey Kurtzman

Two-Fisted Tales

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Anthology war comic published bi-monthly by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

Anthology war comic published bi-monthly by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

Cover illustration by Harvey Kurtzman
Two-Fisted Annual (1953). Cover art by Jack Davis
Two-Fisted Annual (1952). Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman.

In 2007, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, digitally colored volumes of Two-Fisted Tales as part of the EC Archives series.

Cover of Tales from the Crypt #24
Art by Al Feldstein

Tales from the Crypt (comics)

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American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues ; International Crime Patrol (#6); Crime Patrol (#7–#16) and The Crypt of Terror (#17–#19) for a total of 46 issues in the series).

American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues ; International Crime Patrol (#6); Crime Patrol (#7–#16) and The Crypt of Terror (#17–#19) for a total of 46 issues in the series).

Cover of Tales from the Crypt #24
Art by Al Feldstein
The Crypt of Terror #17
The Crypt-Keeper as rendered by Al Feldstein for Crime Patrol #15

In 2007, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of Tales from the Crypt as part of the EC Archives series.

Cover, issue #13

The Vault of Horror (comics)

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American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

Cover, issue #13
The Vault-Keeper and Drusilla as rendered by Johnny Craig

In 2007, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of The Vault of Horror as part of the EC Archives series.

The Haunt of Fear

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American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics, starting in 1950.

American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics, starting in 1950.

The Old Witch as rendered by Graham Ingels.
Steve Fiorilla's latex mask of the Old Witch, as seen on HBO's Tales from the Crypt.

Cochran Publishing and Gemstone Publishing planned to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of The Haunt of Fear as part of the EC Archives series, until Gemstone's financial troubles left this project in limbo.

Al Feldstein cover, issue #13 (1950)

Weird Science (comics)

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American science fiction comic book magazine that was part of the EC Comics line in the early 1950s.

American science fiction comic book magazine that was part of the EC Comics line in the early 1950s.

Al Feldstein cover, issue #13 (1950)

In 2007, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of Weird Science as part of the EC Archives series.

Cover, #1 by Johnny Craig

Crime SuspenStories

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Bi-monthly anthology crime comic published by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

Bi-monthly anthology crime comic published by EC Comics in the early 1950s.

Cover, #1 by Johnny Craig

In 2008, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of Crime SuspenStories as part of the EC Archives series.

Wally Wood cover, issue #6

Shock SuspenStories

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Part of the EC Comics line in the early 1950s.

Part of the EC Comics line in the early 1950s.

Wally Wood cover, issue #6

In 2006, Cochran and Gemstone began to publish hardcover, re-colored volumes of Shock SuspenStories as part of the EC Archives series.

List of Entertaining Comics publications

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Major publisher of comic books in the 1940s and 1950s.

Major publisher of comic books in the 1940s and 1950s.

Russ Cochran's reprints include The Complete EC Library in black and white but with full-color covers; EC Annuals in full-color, comic-book sized reprints with four to six complete comics in each Annual; and EC Archives, full-color hardcover books containing six complete EC comics.