Get ready boils and ghouls, The Cryptkeeper is getting ready to make his return to the spotlight (or moonlight, as it were). Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will be teaming up with famous publisher Russ Cochran to release the Entertaining Comics library, including Tales From the Crypt Volume 4, just in time for Halloween.
The press release (originally found on darkhorse.com) reads as follows:
As announced during the Diamond Retailer Lunch at Comic-Con 2013, the publishing maverick Dark Horse Comics, known for the best in both new and original material as well as archiving comics’ most important works, announced one of its biggest undertakings yet!
Without question, Bill Gaines’s Entertaining Comics produced some of the greatest works in the history of the medium, from the likes of such industry legends as Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and many, many more. EC Comics produced many of the 1950s’ most controversial and talked-about works, including such legendary anthologies as Two-Fisted Tales, Weird Fantasy, and of course, Tales from the Crypt.
Now, Dark Horse will work with comics luminary Russ Cochran, under the careful guidance of Cathy Gaines, to continue this legacy with the release of Tales from the Crypt Volume 4 in October, with Vault of Horror Volume 3 following in January!
“I have admired Mike Richardson and Dark Horse for many years and am very pleased to be working with them to bring the remainder of the EC archives to fans everywhere,” said Russ Cochran. “Dark Horse’s strength and clout in the marketplace will open new avenues of distribution for these great comic books.”
Each volume will be digitally recolored, using Marie Severin’s original colors as a guide. Tales from the Crypt Volume 4 collects issues #35–#40, featuring stories drawn by all-star comic artists Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Reed Crandall, Bill Elder, and Bernie Krigstein!
Tales from the Crypt Volume 4 arrives on sale at finer comic shops everywhere for $49.99 on October 30, 2013, just in time for Halloween!
Founded by Max Gaines in 1944, Entertaining Comics originally published Tales from the Crypt in bi-monthly format from 1950-1955. The series proved highly controversial for the time, and is one of several titles commonly believe to be directly responsible for the formation of the comic books industry’s self regulating body: The Comics Code Authority (CCA). Max Gaines sold Entertainment Comics in 1960.