Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives



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The complete history of Tales from the Crypt in comics, film & television. And it includes a never-before-published Jack Davis EC horror story! "The Mother" which was intended for the b&w Shock Illustrated #4.

Out of print.

From the publisher:

Open the vault and relive the experience!

For forty-seven years the Crypt Keeper and Tales from the Crypt have captured the imaginations and scared the wits out of people with their ghostly stories and grisly visions. Here, finally, is the book that looks back fondly on all glorious gore, the ultimate coffin table book that includes:

-the official biography of the Crypt Keeper and the history of EC Horror Comics

-a previously unpublished picto-fiction horror story drawn by Jack Davis

-all 105 Ec Horror Comic covers reproduced in "living" color

-a pictorial "filmography" of the award-winning HBO and Fox Television series featuring credits, synopses, and at least one "terrorific" picture from every episode

-four original (and complete) stories by Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen reprinted from the actual art and reproduced in color in their original size

-brief biographies and portfolios of the key EC artists

-collectible section highlighting the coolest and most valuable Crypt merchandise

And much more, of corpse, of corpse!

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Digby Diehl

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (light bump to the back cover, light wear, very flat, tight, clean)



Publishing Information

New York
St. Martins
1st softcover

Physical Description

12 inches
9 inches
256 pages
over 1000 illustrations, most in color