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)
Cover illustration by Harvey Kurtzman
Cover, issue #13
The Old Witch as rendered by Graham Ingels.
Two-Fisted Annual (1953). Cover art by Jack Davis
The Vault-Keeper and Drusilla as rendered by Johnny Craig
Steve Fiorilla's latex mask of the Old Witch, as seen on HBO's Tales from the Crypt.
Two-Fisted Annual (1952). Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman.

Along with Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, it formed a trifecta of popular EC horror anthologies.

- The Haunt of Fear

Along with Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear, it formed a trifecta of popular EC horror anthologies.

- The Vault of Horror (comics)

As with many EC comics published at the time, Two-Fisted Tales did not start with issue number one; a renaming of The Haunt of Fear, Two-Fisted Tales began with issue #18 (cover-dated Dec. 1950) and ran 24 issues through #41 (March 1955).

- Two-Fisted Tales

There is, however, evidence of an intention to reset the series' numbering with the fourth issue (#15), as was done with The Haunt of Fear (the numbering of which was reset, yet also "continued" by Two-Fisted Tales: a few copies survive of the first issue of Crime SuspenStories with a different indicia on the inside front cover.

- The Vault of Horror (comics)

The Haunt numbering was reset after #17 (3), as explained in the letter column of issue #4: "After publishing issues 15, 16 and 17, the United States Post Office requested that the fourth issue actually be numbered No. 4 rather than No. 18... Well, 'ya can't fight City Hall!'" (The EC war comic Two-Fisted Tales took over the old Haunt numbering, starting with issue #18, and itself never ended up resetting).

- The Haunt of Fear

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

- Two-Fisted Tales

Two-Fisted Tales Volume 1 (28 February 2007)

- EC Archives

The Vault of Horror Volume 1 (20 October 2007)

- EC Archives

The Haunt of Fear Volume 1 (4 January 2012)

- EC Archives

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 Vault of Horror (comics)

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.

- The Haunt of Fear

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EC Comics

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)

Most notorious were its horror books, Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and The Haunt of Fear.

The company's war comics, Frontline Combat and Two-Fisted Tales, often featured weary-eyed, unheroic stories out of step with the jingoistic times.

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

Russ Cochran (publisher)

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.

The Complete Two-Fisted Tales (No. 18-41) (4 volumes, 1980)

The Complete The Vault of Horror (No. 12-40) (5 volumes, 1982)

The Complete The Haunt of Fear (No. 1-28) (5 volumes, 1985)