Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Black Friday egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Get Ready for the Winter Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals BestoftheYear Outdoor Deals on Tikes

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Haunt of Fear (The EC Archives) Hardcover – January 10, 2012

3 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$30.00 $60.32
"Please retry"

Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more


Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 211 pages
  • Publisher: GC Press (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983948704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983948704
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,506,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jim Davis on March 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
When Gemstone publishing owner ran into financial problems one of Gemstone's more popular lines, the EC Archives, was an unfortunate casualty. Four years later, long time EC aficionados, Russ Cochran and Grant Geissman, joined forces to continue the series right where it left off. Along with the 2nd volume of Vault of Horror, the third EC horror title gets the archive treatment with Haunt of Fear Volume 1.

The format is almost precisely that of the earlier Gemstone volumes. The only discernible differences are: 1.) a GC Press rather than Gemstone logo on the spine, 2.) a slightly thinner stock used for the laminated covers, and most seriously 3.) scanned covers of the original covers instead of fully restored. The reason for the latter is unclear but the effect is by no means unattractive. It has also been pointed out that the new volumes are slightly shorter than the Gemstone ones but that is due to the laminated covers; the page size appears to be identical.

The contents, both artistic and literary, are superb. Since this volume collects some of the earliest issues of EC's "New Trend" line it takes a few issues to round into the high quality stories EC was famous for. There are some scripting oddities like Gardner Fox's work on some stories. These are not quite up to the standards of the later Gaines and Feldstein stories. The artwork takes a while to settle into a groove as well. Feldstein does a few stories early on and I was amazed to learn that Harry Harrison (the later science fiction author) started out as an artist teamed with Wally Wood. The Harrison/Wood combo has a story before Wood went solo.

This volume to my knowledge can only be had from Russ Cochran's website. Other outlets, including Amazon, are having trouble getting them.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I hope response is enthusiastic enough for other volumes to follow.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I started reading EC comics in 1950, loved them at the time & still do! i was extremely disappointed when they folded in 1955 after a year of trying different genres, leaving Mad as the only survivor.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jim Walsh on February 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I mean, who is really going to pay $500.00 for a collection of old comic books?! I'd just love to meet the person who does! Are these sellers being realistic?

And the publishers too! Why do they even bother making these books if they're only going to produce a limited number of copies? It's as if they do it deliberately in order to have some excuse to charge outrageous prices for them!

If these goofballs want to really charge $500 for something worth about $30.00 at most in this economy, then all I have to say is that these sellers/publishers can keep these books and... they know just what they can do with them!!!
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?