The arrival of Weird Fantasy Vol. 3 had the usual effect series collections have on me, making me wonder how close we were to finishing that series. In this case, that also means, by extension, the EC line.

I have cause to worry -- Dark Horse's track record on series collections isn't good. Currently it appears that the Tarzan, Archie and Crime Does Not Pay series have all stalled at nowhere near the end.

Anyway, I felt we were close enough to make a summary worthwhile. Here's where I think we are:

COMPLETED

Aces High: Five issues collected in EC Archives: Aces High Vol. 1.

Extra!: Five issues collected in EC Archives: Extra! Vol. 1.

Incredible Science Fiction: Four issues collected in EC Archives: Incredible Science Fiction Vol. 1.

Panic: 12 issues collected in EC Archives: Panic Vols. 1-2.

Shock SuspenStories: 18 issues collected in EC Archives: Crime SuspenStories Vols. 1-3.

Crypt of Terror/Tales from the Crypt: 30 issues collected in EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Vols. 1-5.

Valor: Five issues collected in EC Archives: Valor Vol. 1.

Weird Science: 22 issues collected in EC Archives: Weird Science Vols. 1-4.

SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION

Haunt of Fear: Fifth and final volume scheduled for Oct. 23.

Vault of Horror: Fifth and final volume scheduled for Dec. 28.

Piracy: One volume, scheduled for Feb. 26, 2019

UNSCHEDULED

Crime SuspenStories #19-27: The first 18 issues have been collected in EC Archives: Crime SuspenStories Vols. 1-3..

Frontline Combat #7-15. The first six issues have been collected in Frontline Combat Vol. 1.

Impact! #1-5.

M.D. #1-5.

Psychoanalysis #1-5.

Two-Fisted Tales #36-41: Issues #18-35 have been collected in Two-Fisted Tales Vols. 1-3.

War Against Crime! #7-11: First six issues scheduled to be collected on Aug. 28 in EC Archives: War Against Crime! Vol. 1.

Weird Fantasy #19-22: The first 18 issues have been collected in EC Archives: Weird Fantasy Vols. 1-3.

Weird Science-Fantasy #25-26: Weird Science-Fantasy picked up the numbering of Weird Science with issue #23 and turned into Incredible Science Fiction with issue #30. Issues #23-24 were included in Werid Science Vol. 4, and issues #27-29 were included in Incredible Science Fiction Vol. 1. (I suspect these two issues will be collected with the last four issues of Weird Fantasy, for the standard six-issue package. But I don't know that for sure.)

I'm not including MAD, since DC Comics has that franchise now (and has reprinted all the comic book issues in MAD Archives Vols. 1-4). I'm also not including the Picto-Fiction line, which consisted of B&W magazines.

Did I miss anything? Who else is collecting these? And who's with me on wanting a few more pre-"New Trend" titles like Crime Patrol, Land of the Lost and Moon Girl?

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The latest EC "Pre-Trend" HC:

The infamous EC Comics pre-trend crime classic is beautifully reprinted in full color and collected into a deluxe hardcover edition. Presenting tales of horrific crimes, grisly murders, and bizarre homicide cases featuring the titanic artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Sheldon Moldoff, Henry Kiefer, Ed Walden, Ann Brewster, and Stan Ashe.

In Shops: Aug 03, 2022

GUNFIGHTER v1:

Cap has already posted this to "This Week in Comics" but, as is my wont, I post it here when it is in my hot little hands (or when I first see something of interest solicited). One thing not mention in the solicitation is that back-up features include "Moon Girl." Yay!

Both Diamond and Instocktrades are now referring to the Carl Barks Library edition "A Christmas in Shacktown" as Vol. 2. My edition calls itself Vol. 11. Does this mean that the previously unpublished Vols. 1-4 are never going to be published? Or is there some other explanation?

Did I understand (from you or someone else) that the stories that would be in Vol 1-4 were previously reprinted by a different company? If so, did Barks draw them based upon someone else's script or something else that may make them less desirable?

Captain Comics said:

Both Diamond and Instocktrades are now referring to the Carl Barks Library edition "A Christmas in Shacktown" as Vol. 2. My edition calls itself Vol. 11. Does this mean that the previously unpublished Vols. 1-4 are never going to be published? Or is there some other explanation?

I cannot imagine why Diamond and Instocktrades are referring to "A Christmas For Shacktown" as v2. 

Maybe because it's second in the "Christmas Treasury" slipcase (which includes v5 & 11)...?

Regarding v1-4, I had always assumed that Barks may not have hit his creative stride until v5, but I don't know.

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