Dark Horse has released their April 2015 Solicitations and one book that caught me off guard was the EC Archives: Tales From The Crypt Volume 1. Visitors of this blog will know that Dark Horse recently took over the publishing of the EC Archives from GC Press (and before that Gemstone). Up until now all of the Dark Horse EC Archives have been new books, but now we get the first reprint of a Gemstone book. By first glance, and there isn’t much to go on, it looks to contain the exact contents: Issues 1-6 (or The Crypt of Terror #17–#19 and Tales from the Crypt #20–#22). You can see from the original book cover (see below) that the banner color has changed from Red to Green (with other minor changes) and the new version will have the Dark Horse logo on the spine. We’ll have to wait and see what the interiors look like, as it is set up a little different than the other runs.
Here is the official solicit:
The Greatest Horror Title of All Time!
EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 1 HC
Al Feldstein (W/A/Cover), Gardner Fox (W), Johnny Craig (W/A), Ivan Klapper (W), Bill Gaines (W), George Roussos (A), Wally Wood (A), Harvey Kurtzman (A), Graham Ingels (A), and Jack Kamen (A)
On sale June 10
FC, 216 pages
HC, 8 1/4″ x 11″
As any fan of comics knows, EC comics still represent the best of Golden Age writing and artwork. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to bring you the very first issues of EC’s Tales from the Crypt, featuring the amazing artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen! Collects The Crypt of Terror #17–#19 and Tales from the Crypt #20–#22 in full color!