Forbidden Worlds, the bizarre fantasy anthology comic series that ran for 145 issues from July/August 1951 to August 1967, and corralled some of Comicdom’s most celebrated visualists of the strange and unusual, is returning in a mighty big way. Next month Dark Horse Comics will release Forbidden Worlds Archives Vol. 1, a hardcover collection of the first four pre-Comics Code issues of the series.
You can check out a 7-page story from the inaugural volume, “The Doom of the Moonlings” with artwork by George Wilhelms, here below.
Each and every week “Daniel Bryan Danielson Is The Best In The World” MK2Fac3 and “Steve Yzerman Is The Best In The World” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of February 22, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Hey everybody and welcome back to your place to see all of the latest comics that myself (MK2Fac3) and Christianford McDavid (Henchman21) are looking forward to this week. I have no idea what’s going on right now other than the fact that comics are super cool and we like to read them. There’s a whole lot of interesting stuff coming out this week, some new, some old, and honestly some of the best comics being published are coming out this week too like The Sixth Gun, Morning Glories, and more, so check below to see what we picked. I’m listening to trip hop from 1998, what are you doing? Reading The GoD List, that’s what!
Back in 1989, a series called Tales from the Crypt debuted on HBO and would continue to run until 1996. The series was based on the 1950s EC Comics title of the same name, which also spawned a 1972 anthology movie, three feature films in Demon Knight, Bordello of Blood, and a third much less–know title, Ritual, as well as the still–strange–to–think–about Saturday morning cartoon, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, and a kid’s game show called Secrets of the Cryptkeeper’s Haunted House. The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir) himself was a pop culture horror icon, known for his unsettling appearance and oddly appealing cheesy sense of humor. Even I as a child had a Cryptkeeper mask for Halloween!
Now comes word of a proposed revival of the series now being planned. Gil Adler, a producer on the original HBO series, along with Andrew Cosby, a co–creator of Syfy’s Eureka and co–founder of BOOM! Studios, have teamed up to develop the new Tales from the Crypt, and they will pitch the project to networks soon.
Following up this weekend’s release of Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition, IDW has announced an expansion to their exclusive line of reprints with Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist Edition.
EC, or Entertaining Comics, was a comic book publishing company that focused mainly on crime, horror, military, and science fiction stories. And Wally Wood‘s stories were some of the most celebrated. IDW’s Artist Editions are oversize hardcovers that feature full page presentation of the artwork in the same size of the artist’s original work. The original artwork is scanned to preserve the integrity of the work for the highest quality reproductions possible. Artists tend to sell their art pages through dealers and shows, so if you’re looking for a nice collection of EC stories, then this isn’t for you. However, if you want to have a beautiful, gigantic, art book that features some of the best comic art in the history of the medium, then make sure to pick this up.
Note, this sale is only for today, Saturday October 30, until midnight PST while supplies last.
This 20-disc set includes all seven seasons of the horror anthology series based on EC Comics from publisher William Gaines, that ran on HBO from 1989 to 1996. You’ll probably remember Tales from the Crypt from its popular host, the rotting corpse, the Cryptkeeper.
Math time: $89.99 for 7 season DVDs = appx $12.86 per DVD; super deal!
What stood out about the show is not only that thanks to its being on HBO it could contain adult content, like sex, profanity, and violence, but also that so many popular celebrities guest-starred on the series, like Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, Tom Hanks, and many, many more. Also, some big name directors were behind the camera on a lot of these episodes, like Robert Zemeckis and Richard Donner.