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EC’s Writers, Artists Set Four-Color Stage for Golden Age of Horror Comics

When true fans think of the best of horror comics, the group that is mentioned most (and usually first) in EC Comics. Entertaining Comics (EC) was the brainchild of Max Gaines that, starting in the early 1940s, specialized in illustrated tales of horror, crime, satire, military, dark fantasy and science-fiction.

After Max Gaines’ death in 1947, his son William took over the company and started printing more mature stories, breaking new ground with stories of horror, war, fantasy, science-fiction and adventure. Noted for their high quality and shock endings, these comics were also unique in their socially conscious themes. read more