Where It Began


Tales From the Crypt was an American horror comic series.  There were 27 issues published between 1950 and 1955 by EC Comics.  There were 46 issues if you include its previous titles: International Crime Patrol, Crime Patrol and The Crypt of Terror. It also had a couple of sister titles The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Fear. The television series, created by Steven Dodd, to follow was not suitable for a young or squeamish audience. The tales told had many themes from horror to black magic. Who can forget the crypt keeper narrating the tales, voiced by John Kassir.


Vault Of Horror


Vault of Horror was a sister title to Tales From the Crypt.  This EC Comics series was written by Al Feldstein.  The film made by Amicus Productions was based on the comic series and released in 1973

Haunt Of Fear


Also a sister title of Tales From the Crypt, Haunt of Fear comic series released its first issue in May/June of 1950.  They released 28 issues between then and the last one in November/December of 1954