October 19, 2011
Crypt of Horror Volume 13 Shipping November 2011
Writer’s and Artist’s Names: Artists include Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Carl Burgos, Bob Powell and Myron Fass.
Intended Audience: All-ages fans of classic horror comics material; comics historians and fans of vintage reprint material of all kinds.
Format: Standard comic book size; saddle-stitched, ULTRA-THICK 120 pages, black & white interiors with color covers.
Retail Price: $29.95
Synopsis: GOREFEST SPECIAL!! Homage to Myron Fass’ EERIE PUBLICATIONS! Spotlight on 6 bloody Dick Ayers stories, including his favorite, “I Chopped Off Her Head”; “A Corpse For The Coffin”, “The Hungry Ghoul”, “Witches’ Revenge”, “Swamp Monsters” and “The Corpse”. Also “Cats Of Doom”, “Vampire’s Bride”, “Fiend of the Undead” and more!!
Special Notes: Much talk has been circulating in fan circles of late relating to Myron Fass’ tasteless, uncensored line of gruesome horror comic magazines, EERIE PUBLICATIONS. Fass’ line-up of publications (HORROR TALES, TERROR TALES, TERRORS OF DRACULA, TALES OF VOODOO, WITCHES’ TALES, TALES FROM THE TOMB and WEIRD WORLDS) pushed the boundaries of comics gore and mayhem far beyond the newstand norm. By releasing his books as magazine-size, 50-cent publications, Eerie avoided the rerstrictions of the comics code, and took full advantage of that. Crypt of Horror 13 is a special homage issue to Eerie pubs, featuring a number of their wildest stories not previously reprinted – including a particular focus on the Eerie Pubs artwork of comics legend Dick Ayers. At Eerie, Dick was convinced to work for Editor Fass after seeing how public tastes regarding blood and gore had changed when they told Ayers to go and see Sam Peckinpah’s film “The Wild Bunch”. Dick went on to put far more gore into his Eerie stories than other artists, specializing in chopping off heads and eyeballs bursting from their sockets. But COH Volume 13’s Eerie section is just a part of the picture- there’s lots MORE Pre-Code horror comics gems from long-defunct 1950’s publishers, as in all issues of this great horror comics reprint/nostalgia anthology series.