Comics in D&D
Jun13

Comics in D&D

Comics in D&D by James Maliszewski After years of closer examination, I think it’s pretty widely known that Original Dungeons & Dragons artist, Greg Bell “borrowed” a lot of his illustrations from Marvel comics from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. While I understand that the practice of “swiping” (as it is known) is controversial in comics circles, I’m not much bothered by it in the case of Bell’s OD&D pieces, in part...

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Ghosts, Ghouls and Little Green Men: E.C. Comic and Appendix N
Mar01

Ghosts, Ghouls and Little Green Men: E.C. Comic and Appendix N

Ghosts, Ghouls and Little Green Men: E.C. Comic and Appendix N By Mark Bishop “Drag over a casket kiddies and place your palpitating body upon it… being careful not to jar it, otherwise its unfortunate occupant might GO TO PIECES! If you have time to KILL, let’s have a chat…” Thus begins the Crypt-Keeper’s Corner, the letters page in the June-July 1950 edition of E.C. Comics Crypt of Terror. You could be forgiven if you mistook that...

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The Last Great Mystery of Appendix N: EC Comics
Mar01

The Last Great Mystery of Appendix N: EC Comics

The Last Great Mystery of Appendix N: EC Comics By Joseph Goodman Today, March 1, would be the 97th birthday of William Gaines if he were still alive. William Gaines is a name not familiar to most D&D and DCC fans, but perhaps it should be, for his body of work is explicitly named in Appendix N. William Maxwell Gaines was the publisher and co-editor of EC Comics, the legendary 1940’s-era publisher of Tales From The Crypt,...

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