Thursday, October 21, 2010

The origin of the Cryptkeeper

This is a reposting from the original Hairy Green Eyeball site, October, 2008:

I enjoy comparing original art to the printed product. In this case, a great story for Halloween, Jack Davis' origin of the Crypt Keeper.

In 1952 Davis began his long association with MAD, from #1 on a few months earlier than this appearance in TALES FROM THE CRYPT #33, Dec. 1952-Jan. 1953. This story shows the grotesque and ghoulish humor that EC Comics and Davis were famous for, and which he used so effectively in MAD.

Copyright © 1953-2008 by the respective copyright holders

1 comment:

  1. Verrrrry cool stuff. Jack Davis is one of the greats and the Crypt-Keeper one of the great characters in comics. Love the comparisons too.



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