Monday, August 27, 2007

Vault of Horror Vol. 1 HC (NEWS)

Just in time for Halloween, Gemstone Publishing conducts readers of all ages on a tour of one of EC Comics’ creepiest corners with the EC Archives: Vault of Horror Volume 1 HC ($49.95), a new collection culled from one of publisher William Gaines’ most notorious and popular titles.

The 212-page, full-color EC Archives: Vault of Horror Volume 1 HC is scheduled to ship on October 31 and contains the first 6 issues COMPLETE!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"All ages"?,oh well,kids today handle worse shit in movies today,im really glad this came out,the stories in VAULT weren't as commonplace as some in CRYPT vol.2,though they do show their influences(issue #15/1 features rip-offs of MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM,THE HOUSE ON CYPRESS CANYON(from SUSPENSE radio)and another story from SUSPENSE and one with a..gasp!,choke!,happy ending!.)still,it'll be lots of fun,and R.L Stine always writes good intros,but still i'll think i'll save my money to get STRANGE TALES instead.

Anonymous said...

50 bucks for 6 stories is too much...... would love to have this though too

Karswell said...

Actually when you think about the current cost of each original individual issue this new hardcover collection is a steal (with each issue roughly going for around $8.00)

Also, NEVER NEVER NEVER pay full price for anything. There's dozens of places online like half.com and even ebay that sell these collections at nearly half price.

Karswell said...

"All Ages" not my words, I took that directly off the Diamond shipping site.

Anonymous said...

I haven't picked up one of these yet. I am afraid the coloring is going to be flat & garish. I really like the coloring of the originals, and have trouble with the reprints a lot of the time.

Karswell said...

I have a friend who equally hates the new coloring and prefers the black and white hard cover editions... I like them both. The scanning process used is clear and much crisper, it would be like comparing your favorite movie on vhs to the new DVD or HD version.

Anonymous said...

Having bought almost every Russ Cochran EC boxed set in black and white,beginning in 1979, I'm intrigued by the new color editions, especially being colored by the original master-colorer herself, Marie Severin.

Karswell said...

The coloring is fine, trust me... there's a few places where it obviously has more of a computer generated type gradient style look, but this is by far no reason to ignore these collections altogether. So far I have all the Shock and Tales from Crypt collections and they are well worth the money.