Before graphic novels, before Art Spiegelmanâ€™s Maus and his cuttingedge magazine, Raw, before manga and Magic cards, there was EC Comicsâ€™ Tales from the Crypt, which Stephen King says â€ś summed up for me the epitome of horror.â€ť Now for all of those fans of comics, retro illustration, and graphic artsâ€”and for the baby boomers who remember reading the original Tales under the covers with a flashlightâ€”comes the Tales from the Crypt Calendar. Behold! Hatchet-wielding madmen! Rotting corpses rising from the grave! Wild-eyed werewolves amidst gore and goo and spattering blood! Each month, itâ€™s an indelible moment from stories such as â€śThe Sliceman Cometh,â€ť â€śLover, Come Hack to Me,â€ť and â€śPleasant Screams,â€ť illustrated in extraordinarily vivid, eye-popping style by Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Johnny Craig, and other masters of the genre. Drawing on that fecund period from 1950 to 1955, when pressure from a Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquencyâ€”and the resulting anti-comics hysteriaâ€”finally forced E.C. to drop its beloved horror comics. Itâ€™s the best artwork from the funniest and most fiendish comics the world has ever seen. Open this calendar at your own risk.