The 13th Floor

Comic Books 

Remembering Five Legendary Horror Comic Book Hosts

Let’s just be as real as we can here: The Crypt Keeper’s popularity is virtually unrivaled among hosts of classic horror comics… and classic horror comics are just about essential to the evolution and advancement of story told in both print and on celluloid. Comics predate EC and Tales from the Crypt (which, if memory […]

Comic Books 

R.I.P. Legendary Horror Comic Artist Jack Davis

It pains us to report that Jack Davis, one of the most beloved and award-winning artists, cartoonists and illustrators in modern history, passed away this morning at age 91. While my first exposure to Davis’s incredibly detailed, dynamic and often hilariously bizarre works came through his cover art and story illustrations for MAD Magazine (which […]

Comic Books Scary Fun 

Dr. Wertham’s Dilemma: The Rise & Fall of EC Horror Comics

Today’s gory horror films owe more than a debt to the chest-bursting, intestine-twirling Senate Subcommittee-defying horrors of EC Comics’ 1950s “funny books” — TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE VAULT OF HORROR and THE HAUNT OF FEAR. When comic books first hit newsstands in the 1930s — all in color for a dime — they were […]