The Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast made a guest appearance on Comics Podcast Crossover #11, where we focused on horror comics. In the GAC segment, we discussed the great EC Horror Comics from the early 1950’s. Bill Gaines and the rest of the EC gang went all out with terror and gore when they published Tales from the Crypt, The Vault or Horror and The Haunt of Fear. These three titles are still considered some of the best examples of the early 1950’s horror genre, and are guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck. Unfortunately for the early 1950’s comic book industry, these titles (along with EC cime titles and crime and horror books from other publishers) are often cited as the reason for the decline of the comic book industry and regulation through enactment of the Comics Code Authority. In this segment of the CPC show, we also discuss the Crypt Keeper, the Vault Keeper and the Old Witch, who served as narators of the EC horror stories. I previoulsy devoted a complete GAC episode to the EC horror comics, and you can download that segment here.
There are some other great horror related segments in this episode of the CPC, so be sure to check it out!