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William M. Gaines (1922–1992)

Willim Gaines became one of the most important figures in comic book and humor history by accident. Gaines' father, M.C. (Max) Gaines, was the publisher of Educational Comics (EC). When the elder Gaines died in 1947 as a result of freak boating accident, the younger Gaines found himself publisher. At the time, EC put out a wide variety of titles. ... See full bio »

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Bordello of Blood
Tales from the Crypt
The Vault of Horror
Tales from the Crypt


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  Perversions of Science (TV Series) (comic books "Weird Science" - 6 episodes, 1997) (comic books "Weird Fantasy" - 2 episodes, 1997) (comic books "Incredible Sci-Fi" - 1 episode, 1997)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (comic books "Weird Science")
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... (comic books "Incredible Sci-Fi")
- Snap Ending (1997) ... (comic books "Weird Science")
- Panic (1997) ... (comic books "Weird Science")
- Planely Possible (1997) ... (comic books "Weird Fantasy")
 1996 Bordello of Blood (comic books "Tales From the Crypt")
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (story)
  Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (comic books - 9 episodes, 1990 - 1995) (comic book - 1 episode, 1990)
- You, Murderer (1995) ... (as originally published by: in the comic magazine entitled 'The Vault of Horror')
- Comes the Dawn (1995) ... (comic books)
- Half-Way Horrible (1993) ... (comic books)
- Creep Course (1993) ... (comic books)
- Split Personality (1992) ... (comic books)
 1973 The Vault of Horror (based on the stories written by - as Bill Gaines)
 1972 Tales from the Crypt (based on stories originally published in the comic magazines 'Tales From The Crypt' and 'The Vault of Horror' by - as Bill Gaines)
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He was the head of EC Comics, famous for their science fiction (which featured stories by Ray Bradbury), their memorably gruesome horror comics and finally for Mad Magazine.

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Alternate Names:

Bill Gaines | William Gaines | originally published by

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My staff creates the magazine, all I provide is the atmosphere. See more »


Testified in front of the U.S. Senate in defense of the comic book industry in the 1950s. See more »


Long hair, Horn-rimmed glasses, beard See more »



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