The Vault of Horror (5 volumes in a slipcase)
Place Published: West Plains, MO
Publisher: Russ Cochran, Publisher
Date Published: 1982
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 46644
Quarto [32 cm] Brightly illustrated paper covered boards. The EC comic device is printed on the front pastedowns. With the matching pictorial paper covered slipcase. The books are in very good plus condition, with minor edge wear to the spine and covers. There is a 1/2" tear in the paper at the foot of the backstrip of volume 1. The slipcase is in very good condition, with gentle bumping and rubbing to the extremities.
This edition reprints Numbers 1-40, of Vault of Horror. Notes and comments by John Benson, Bill Spicer and Bill Mason. From 1978 to 1996, Russ Cochran reprinted almost every EC comic in 66 hardbound volumes housed in 17 slipcases. Unlike the original comics, these were primarily done in black and white. The issues were reprinted, including house ads, letters pages, text stories, and editorial content. Covers for each issue were produced in full color on glossy paper. These volumes included annotations and commentary by numerous comics historians.