The Haunt of Fear (E.C.)

    (E.C., 1950-1954)
™ and © William M. Gaines, Agent

Having had great success with the Crypt of Terror (Tales from the Crypt) and The Vault of Horror, EC’s William M. Gaines decided to convert their Western title Gunfighter into a new horror title, The Haunt of Fear. When the Haunt of Fear began publishing in the middle of 1950, it used the old Gunfighter series’ numbering for its first three issues (#15, #16, and #17 respectively) before switching over to its own numbering with issue #4.

The Haunt of Fear featured classic tales of horror, full of faithless spouses who met gruesome ends, ax murderers, vampires, and other things that go “squish” in the night. These were narrated by The Old Witch, The Vault-Keeper, and the Crypt-Keeper, hosts of EC’s other horror titles. The stories tended to be gory morality plays, but that didn’t stop them from incurring the wrath of Dr. Wertham, who featured episodes from this series prominently in his anti-comics work, Seduction of the Innocent.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  5/1/1950
  $0.10
  $3,900.00
No copies available
(Haunt of Fear #15) Numbering continued from Gunfighters Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood

#2

  7/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,125.00
No copies available
(Haunt of Fear #16) Numbering continued from Gunfighters Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood

#3

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $3,300.00
No copies available
(Haunt of Fear #17) Numbering continued from Gunfighters Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, Harvey Kurtzman

#4

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $1,500.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood

#5

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
Graphic eye-injury panel Jack Davis

#6

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $430.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood

#7

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
  Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#8

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, Graham Ingels

#9

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando

#10

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $675.00
1 copy available for $99.50
  Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando

#11

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando

#12

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $775.00
No copies available
  Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Joe Orlando

#13

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
  Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#14

  7/1/1952
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
Origin of The Old Witch Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#15

  9/1/1952
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#16

  11/1/1952
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
Ray Bradbury adaptationRay BradburyGeorge Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Ray Bradbury

#17

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
  George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen

#18

  3/1/1953
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
Ray Bradbury adaptationRay BradburyGeorge Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Ray Bradbury

#19

  5/1/1953
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
Mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent: A comic book baseball game George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen

#20

  7/1/1953
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
  George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Al Feldstein

#21

  9/1/1953
  $0.10
  $360.00
No copies available
  Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#22

  11/1/1953
  $0.10
  $370.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#23

  1/1/1954
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#24

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
Mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent Jack Davis, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#25

  5/1/1954
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
  Jack Davis, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#26

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
  Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall

#27

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Cannibalism story Reed Crandall, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen

#28

  11/1/1954
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
  Bernie Krigstein, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen