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Tales of Terror!: The E.C. Companion (2000) - SC
"Tales of Terror!: The E.C. Companion"
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Grant Geissman
Fred von Bernewitz

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Cover Date: April 2002
Cover Price: US $ 24.95

Issue Tagline: The complete compendium of all the incredible old E.C. Comics, including Tales from the Crypt, MAD, and Weird Science! Featuring interviews with: Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Adele Kurtzman, Sheldon Moldoff, and more! A "lost" E.C. story...

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 296 pages

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Jointly published by Fantagraphics Books and Gemstone Publishing.

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Back cover by Al Feldstein - used as the front cover of the hardcover edition.

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  • Picture Stories from American History
  • Picture Stories from Science
  • Picture Stories from World History
  • Picture Stories, "In Preparation''
  • Tiny Tot Comics
  • Land of the Lost
  • Animal Fables
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  • Dandy
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  • Lucky Fights It Through
  • Out of the Past, a Clue to the Future
  • Narrative Illustration
  • Good Triumphs Over Evil!
  • Reddy Kilowatt
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  • The Crypt of Terror
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  • The Haunt of Fear
  • Weird Science
  • Weird Fantasy
  • Weird Science-Fantasy
  • Incredible Science Fiction
  • Two-Fisted Tales
  • Frontline Combat
  • Crime SuspenStories
  • Shock SuspenStories
  • 3D Comics
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  • Pre-Trend and New Trand artists
  • E.C. Annuals


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Interview by Rich Hauser first published in Spa Fon #5 in 1969.

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Originally published in Hoohah! #6 (September, 1956)

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