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EC Comics Again From the Crypt~ Inks Take care of HIvemind

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Greetings Guys and Ghouls,

Veronica Rampant right here with a story from the Crypt! 

Legendary comedian ebook writer EC Comics, answerable for such brain-rotting, subversive, and, some may say, un-American materials as TALES FROM THE CRYPT, WEIRD SCIENCE, and MAD MAGAZINE has risen from the grave to ink a cope with Hivemind, the manufacturing firm based by former Unhealthy Robotic TV chief Kathy Lingg (WESTWORLD, FRINGE), former Valiant Comics Chief Artistic Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, the producers of THE EXPANSE. 

The primary tasks being rolled out beneath the brand new deal are a television sequence primarily based on the basic EC anthology, WEIRD FANTASY, and a biopic about maverick EC writer William Gaines.

If you do not know the story of William M. Gaines, it is an incredible chapter in American historical past. Gaines was focused within the juvenile delinquency panic of the 1950s, and testified in entrance of the Home Committee on Un-American Actions, making a passionate protection of free speech. When the Comics Code was initiated – largely in response to precisely the sort of comics Gaines revealed – Gaines was disgusted. Fairly than give in to censorship, he pivoted to {a magazine} format for MAD, and revealed it by subscription solely. MAD Journal – and Invoice Gaines –  turned a number one pressure within the counterculture of the 1960’s.

Bill Gaines, at his desk at EC Comics

EC additionally launched the careers of a few of the biggest comedian ebook abilities of the period, together with Wally Wooden, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein, Marie Severin, and Will Elder. Gaines was supportive of his artists, a convention that he continued at MAD Journal with artists like Jack Davis, Sergio Aragones and Antonio Prohias. 


An Entertaining Comic!


I have been following information of a Gaines biopic for years now (I even have a script for one within the drawer, myself), and I’m wondering if this is identical mission that John Landis was looking for financing for nearly 10 years in the past?  Landis looks as if an awesome match for Gaines’ sensibility. Perhaps that possibility wanted to run out earlier than Hivemind might choose it up. In any case, it appears like we’re lastly going to see this film come to a display. Who do you assume ought to play Gaines? 

– Roni out!

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