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New 'Tales from the Crypt'

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After more than 50 years, EC Comics' legendary flagship title returns with all new Tales from the Crypt, narrated by the original Crypt Keeper, Old Witch and Vault Keeper. The first complete volume featuring four, 20-page tales in the EC tradition is out for Halloween.

The new Tales from the Crypt comic book maintains the format of the old. That series influenced generations of young readers, from film director Steven Spielberg to author Stephen King, to horror film director John Carpenter. The newest comic offers several stories. There's the collector who buys a Japanese action figure — only to see it come to life. There's the cheap landlord condemned to live in his own run-down property — which happens to be next to a cemetery. In a comic book like this, it's not giving away too much to predict that many of the main characters will end up dead. And along the way, many will do something to make you think they deserve it.

Jim Salicrup, is the editor of the new Tales From the Crypt comic books. The resurrected Tales from the Crypt is out now, to inspire and terrify a whole new generation.



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