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  1. Horror comics - Wikipedia › wiki › Horror_comics

    Horror comics are comic books, graphic novels, black-and-white comics magazines, and manga focusing on horror fiction.In the US market, horror comic books reached a peak in the late 1940s through the mid-1950s, when concern over content and the imposition of the self-censorship Comics Code Authority contributed to the demise of many titles and the toning down of others.

  2. Category:Horror comics - Wikipedia › wiki › Category:Horror_comics

    Pages in category "Horror comics" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 384 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().(previous page) ()

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  4. The Vault of Horror (comics) - Wikipedia › wiki › The_Vault_of_Horror_(comics)

    The Vault of Horror was an American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics in the early 1950s. Along with Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear, it formed a trifecta of popular EC horror anthologies.

    • April/May 1950 – December/January 1955
    • EC Comics
  5. Category:Horror comics - Wikimedia Commons › wiki › Category:Horror_comics

    Media in category "Horror comics" The following 97 files are in this category, out of 97 total.

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  6. Talk:Horror comics - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Horror_comics
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    • Merger Proposal
    • Merger Plans
    • Horror Manga
    • Contradictions in Reference to 1980s Horror Comics
    • External Links Modified

    Anyone got any thoughts on what could work in the infobox? Or should we not have one in favour of a few key images scattered through the article? (Emperor (talk) 21:29, 10 October 2009 (UTC))

    As with such articles I've tried to hit the key examples and we can't possibly include every example of a horror comic. If anyone is interested we could always start a list of horror comics which would be somewhere we can produce a more comprehensive set of comics. (Emperor (talk) 21:34, 10 October 2009 (UTC)) 1. This is becoming apparent in the section "Resurgence" as the mass of titles and dates (virtually a list in long form) is almost unreadable as it stands (contrast it with other sections before and especially after it, which only use key examples to make a specific point and tend not to include the date of publication - as opposed to trying to mention every title). The nest bet is to try and trim it down to key examples and it may also require the dates to be footnoted. (Emperor (talk) 19:47, 6 July 2010 (UTC))

    I have several texts at my disposal, including Comics by Reitberger/Fuchs, Ron Goulart's Great History of Comic Books and Comic Book Encyclopedia, David Hajdu's The Ten-Cent Plague, a book on Dick Briefer, several Atlas horror Marvel Masterworks with introductions by Michael J. Vassullo and more, as well as a couple hundred issues of Alter Ego, Comic Book Artist, Back Issue, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Journal, Comics Scene and others. With these in addition to online sources, I'm sure I can help improve the article, which Presto below essentially says is not possible. --Tenebrae (talk) 20:54, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

    The article Horror comics was broken up unilaterally, with no discussion whatsoever, by an editor on 5 February 2009. Just as Romance comics in the United States (1946–1975) was unilaterally broken out and later restored to Romance comics (See as Talk:Romance comics#Requested move), so, too this should not have occurred without discussion. It would be far more intuitive and convenient to have horror-comics material all in one article, as a general-public non-comics fan would have no reason to search for a "1946-1954" breakout — which seems arbitrary: There were effectively no horror comics before 1946, so having that low-end date serve no purpose, and horror comics have continued to this day, Code or no Code. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:50, 9 March 2011 (UTC) 1. Incidentally, the editor who unilaterally made this change has been blocked indefinitely since 28 November 2009 for sockpuppetry. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:56, 9 March 2011 (UTC) Strongly Oppose. "Horror Comics in the United States, 194...

    I think we should talk about merging Horror comics in the United States, 1947–1954 into this article again. I think things have progressed to the point that we can merger the two and clean up the differences.--BruceGrubb (talk) 19:00, 19 April 2011 (UTC) 1. Support -- Tenebrae (talk) 01:12, 20 April 2011 (UTC) I think I have pulled everything from the Horror comics in the United States, 1947–1954 article into here. Double check and if you think we are done we can got to the next stage of eliminating the Horror comics in the United States, 1947–1954 article.--BruceGrubb (talk) 03:03, 22 April 2011 (UTC) 1. Looks like it to me. Excellent and meticulous work, Bruce! --Tenebrae (talk) 12:49, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

    Article about horror manga (in French) Seems useful.--Cattus talk23:48, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
    Horror Manga: 13 Creepy Comics and Gruesome Graphic Novels --Cattus talk00:30, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
    10 Haunting Horror Manga and Anime--Cattus talk00:30, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

    There's a problem with these two adjoining paragraphs: "By the mid-1970s, the horror comics boomlet had faded and only a few titles persevered. DC, Warren, and Charlton canceled the last of their horror anthologies by the mid-1980s, and other than DC's Swamp Thing and FantaCo's Gore Shriek, the genre lay dormant for the rest of the decade." This is contradicted by the examples given of 1980s horror comics (Taboo, Twisted Tales etc.) in the very next paragraph, "Modern horror comics", and should be revised to reflect that while the genre may have been dormant in the late 1970s, it was not so in the 1980s.Greg Fasolino (talk) 18:16, 4 March 2013 (UTC) 1. You're absolutely correct — and you've only scratched the surface. The modern-horror section appears to be a virtually un-footnoted POV essay. A lot of effort went into the early historical sections of this article, and then I think I and the others trying to upgrade this article burned out. I'd love to see someone take point on refur...

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  7. Tales from the Crypt (comics) - Wikipedia › wiki › Tales_from_the_Crypt_(comics)
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    Horror comics emerged as a distinct comic book genre after World War II when young adult males lost interest in caped crimebusters, and returning GIs wanted titillating sex and violence in their reading. One-shot Eerie (1947) is generally considered the first true horror comic, with its cover depicting a dagger-wielding, red-eyed ghoul threatening a rope-bound, scantily clad, voluptuous young woman beneath a full moon. In 1948, Adventures Into the Unknownbecame the first regularly published horror title, enjoying a nearly two decade life-span. In 1950, EC publisher Gaines and his editor Al Feldstein discovered they shared similar tastes in horror and began experimenting with horror tales in their crime titles. Tales from the Crypt traces its origin to a Feldstein story, "Return from the Grave!", in EC's Crime Patrol (#15, December 1949/January 1950) with the Crypt-Keeper making his debut as host. Issue #16 featured more horror tales than crime stories, and, with issue #17, the title...

    Creative team

    Early front covers were created by Feldstein, Johnny Craig and Wally Wood, with the remaining covers (1952–55) by Jack Davis. The contributing interior artists were Craig, Feldstein, Wood, Davis, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Bernard Krigstein, Will Elder, Fred Peters and Howard Larsen. Jack Davis took over the art for the Crypt-Keeper stories with (#24, June/July, 1951), and continued as the title's lead artist for the re...

    Influences and adaptations

    As with the other EC comics edited by Feldstein, the stories in this comic were primarily based on Gaines using existing horror stories and films to develop "springboards" from which he and Feldstein could launch new stories. Specific story influences that have been identified include the following: 1. "Death Must Come" (issue 17): Ralph Murphy's The Man in Half Moon Street 2. "The Maestro's Hand" (issue 18): Robert Florey's The Beast with Five Fingers 3. "The Thing from the Sea" (issue 20):...

    The Crypt-Keeper

    Although EC's horror stable consisted of three separate magazines, there was little beyond their titles to distinguish them. Each magazine had its titular host, but the hosting duties for any one issue were typically shared with the hosts of the other two. Thus, a single issue of Tales from the Crypt would contain two stories told by the Crypt-Keeper, one by the Vault-Keeper (of The Vault of Horror) and one by the Old Witch (of The Haunt of Fear). The professional rivalry among these three Gh...

    The 1972 film from Amicus Productions features five stories from various EC comics. "Reflection of Death" (#23) and "Blind Alleys" (#46) were adapted for the film, the others were adapted from The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Horror. A second Amicus film, The Vault of Horror, also used stories from Tales from the Crypt and Shock SuspenStories (despite its title, it did not use any stories published in the Vault of Horror comic). An homage film entitled Creepshow followed, paying tribute to the tone, look, and feel of Tales from the Cryptand other EC comics, without directly adapting any of the stories. In 1989, the book was adapted into the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt, which features John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper and included comic book covers designed to look like the original 1950s covers by Mike Vosburg with at least one drawn by Shawn McManus. The following tales were used in HBO's Tales from the Crypt television series: "The Man Who Was Death" (issue #17), "Mute Witne...

    Steve Stiles' history of Tales from the Crypt
    Chris Noeth Papercutz comic artist on issue #4 and #7 of the new Tales from the Cryptcomic series
    Tales from the Cryptaudio adaptations
    • (The Crypt of Terror): 3, (vol. 1): 27, (vol. 2): 13, (vol. 3): 2
    • Horror
  8. EC Comics - Wikipedia › wiki › EC_Comics

    Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, dark fantasy, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.

  9. Archie Horror - Wikipedia › wiki › Archie_Horror

    Archie Horror is an imprint of Archie Comics Publications, Inc. focusing on the company's horror -related titles. Prior to the creation of the imprint the titles were published under the normal Archie Comics banner. The titles in the imprint are rated "TEEN+" due to their content and subject matter which include realistic violence, gore, blood ...

  10. Horror comics | Hey Kids Comics Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Horror_comics
    • Precursors
    • Early American Horror Comics
    • Backlash
    • Perseverance
    • Resurgence
    • Modern Horror Comics
    • Other Media
    • Horror Hosts
    • See Also
    • Further Reading

    The horror tradition in sequential-art narrative traces back to at least the 12th-century Heian period Japanese scroll "Gaki Zoshi", or the scroll of hungry ghosts (紙本著色餓鬼草紙) and the 16th-century Mixtec codices. In the early 20th century, pulp magazines developed the horror sub-genre "weird menace", which featured sadistic villains and graphic scenes of Torture and brutality. The first such title, Popular Publications' Dime Mystery, began as a straight crime fiction magazine but evolved by 1933 under the influence of Grand Guignol theater. Other publishers eventually joined in, though Popular dominated the field with Dime Mystery, Horror Stories, and Terror Tales. While most weird-menace stories were resolved with rational explanations, some involved the supernatural.[[wikipedia:File:CC No 13 Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.jpg|thumb|left|Gilberton Publications' Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Aug. 1943), possibly the first full-length comic book horror story|]]After the fledgling medium of comic bo...

    [[wikipedia:File:Eerie Comics No 1 Avon.jpg|alt=Comic book cover shows a bald, robed man moving toward a frightened woman on the floor in a strapless dress. Her hands and feet are bound. Price of the comic is listed as 10 cents.|thumb|Avon Publications' Eerie Comics #1 (Jan. 1947). Cover artist unknown.|]]Issue #7 (Dec. 1940) of publisher Prize Comics' flagship title, Prize Comics, introduced writer-artist Dick Briefer's eight-page feature "New Adventures of Frankenstein", an updated version of novelist Mary Shelley's much-adapted Frankenstein monster. Called "America's first ongoing comic book series to fall squarely within the horror genre" by historian Don Markstein, and "[t]he first real horror series" by horror-comics historian Lawrence Watt-Evans, the feature ran through Prize Comics #52 (April 1945) before becoming a humor series and then being revived in horrific form in the series Frankenstein#18-33 (March 1952 - Nov. 1954). Gilberton Publications' 60-page Classic Comics #1...

    In the late 1940s, comic books – particularly crime comics – had become the target of mounting public criticism for their content and their potentially harmful effects on children, with "accusations from several fronts [that] charged comic books with contributing to the rising rates of Juvenile delinquency". Many city and county ordinances had banned some publications, though these were effectively overturned with a March 29, 1948, United States Supreme Court ruling that a 64-year-old New York State law outlawing publications with "pictures and stories of deeds of bloodshed, lust or crime" was unconstitutional. Regardless, the uproar increased upon the publication of two articles: "Horror in the Nursery", by Judith Crist, in the March 25, 1948, issue Collier's Weekly, based upon the symposium "Psychopathology of Comic Books" held a week earlier by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham; and Wertham's own features "The Comics ... Very Funny!" in the May 29, 1948, issue of The Saturday Review o...

    As a result of the Congressional hearings, DC Comics shifted its ongoing horror titles, House of Mystery (1951–1987) and House of Secrets (1956–1966), toward the suspense and mystery genres, often with a science fiction bent. In fact, from 1964–1968, House of Mystery became a mostly superhero title, featuring J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars and, later, Dial H for Hero. Similarly, during this period Marvel Comics produced the titles Strange Tales (1951–1968) and Journey into Mystery(1952–1966). The publishers Gilberton, Dell Comics, and Gold Key Comics did not become signatories to the Comics Code, relying on their reputations as publishers of wholesome comic books. Classics Illustrated had adapted such horror novels as Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in comic book form, and quickly issued reprints with new, less gruesome covers. Dell began publishing the licensed TV series comic book Twilight Zone in 1961 and publishing a Dracula title in 1962 (though only the first iss...

    A number of supernatural mystery / suspense titles were introduced in the latter half of the 1960s, including Charlton Comics' Ghostly Tales, The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves, and Ghost Manor; and Marvel Comics' Chamber of Darkness/Monsters on the Prowl and Tower of Shadows/Creatures on the Loose. At DC Comics, new House of Mystery editor Joe Orlando returned the title to its horror roots with issue #175 (July/Aug. 1968), while the company debuted the new titles The Unexpected and The Witching Hour. In 1971, the Comics Code Authority relaxed some of its longstanding rules regarding horror comics, which opened the door to more possibilities in the genre: Following this, Marvel returned to publishing true horror by first introducing a scientifically created, vampire-like character, Morbius, followed by the introduction of Dracula in Tomb of Dracula. This opened the floodgates for more horror titles, such as the anthology Supernatural Thrillers, Werewolf by Night, and two series in whi...

    North America

    The smaller American publishers have also published a number of successful horror comics franchises. Beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s, independent publishers FantaCo Enterprises and Millennium Publications boasted lineups almost exclusively devoted to horror, vampire, and zombie comics. For instance, 1986 saw the debut of FantaCo's horror anthology Gore Shriek, edited by Stephen R. Bissette, who also contributed stories to each issue. Bissette also edited the acclaimed anthology Ta...

    Great Britain

    In the post-World War II period, horror comics arrived in Britain, largely based on reprints of American material. This led to protests similar to those in the States. In 1955, the Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Actwas introduced, which saw the horror reprints disappear from the news agents' shelves. In the early seventies there were a couple of horror comics, Shiver and Shake and Monster Fun, but these were also humour titles pitched at younger children. It was only during...


    Just like Gekiga, horror manga started to appear in the lending libraries (Kashihonya) of the late 1950s and early 1960s and expanded into the mainstream through the works of artists like Shigeru Mizuki (GeGeGe no Kitaro), Jirō Tsunoda (Kyōfu Shimbun), Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom) and Shin'ichi Koga (Eko Eko Azarak). While most of them published in Shōnen magazines and often with scary, yet sympathetic protagonists leading through tales about ghosts and demons, Umezu for instance got...

    Comics have formed part of the media franchise for popular horror movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Halloween and Army of Darkness. They have also been adapted from horror video games, like Silent Hill. Horror comics have also been sources for horror films, such as 30 Days of Night, Hellboy and Blade, and, from horror manga, such films as Uzumaki and two 1980s movies directed by comics creator Hideshi Hino adapted from his manga Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood and Guinea Pig: Mermaid in a Manhole. Robert Kirkman's comic-book series The Walking Dead was adapted in 2010 into an ongoing TV serieson the AMC cable network. Some horror films and television programs have had comic-book sequels, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, as well as Prequels or interstitial stories, such as Saw: Rebirth and 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, respectively.

    In the 1930s-1950s, radio dramatic anthology series devoted to horror and suspense plays, such as Lights Out, Quiet, The Whistler, and Inner Sanctum Mysteries, had more or less sinister "hosts" who introduced and wrapped up the stories. This tradition was introduced into horror comics, many of which were also anthology titles, with many stories in each issue. EC Comics utilized the conceit of a character who "hosted" the book, often starring in a framing sequence at the beginning of each issue. The most notorious EC hosts were the "GhouLunatics": The Crypt Keeper, The Old Witch, and The Vault-Keeper. In the 1960s, Warren came up with the hosts Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie, and DC followed suit with their hosts Cain and Abel (as well as such minor hosts as Eve, Destiny, Lucien, and the Mad Mod Witch). Charlton had a large cast of hosts for their various horror/suspense titles. Marvel Comics never really embraced the host character for their various titles, though for a short time th...

    Beaty, Bart. Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture. University Press of Mississippi, 2005. ISBN 1-57806-819-3.
    Juvenile Delinquency (Comic Books) hearings before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee To Investigate Juvenile Delinquency in the U.S., Eighty-Third Congress, second s...
    Nyberg, Ami Kiste. Seal of Approval: The History of the Comics Code, University Press of Mississippi, 1998. ISBN 0-87805-975-X.
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