EXCLUSIVE: 'EC Archives: Weird Fantasy' Vol. 4
Cover to ‘The EC Archives: Weird Fantasy’ Volume 4 HC. Art: Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta/Dark Horse Comics

by Jarrod Jones. Strip away the normalcy of living to find startling wonders. Stare at the horizon and dream of what lies beyond. It’s strange, it’s extraordinary—it’s Weird Fantasy!

What sinister entities stalk the space-ways? Life-killing vapors? Intergalactic hate-mongers? Dread space vampires? How about all of the above? In EC Comics’ Weird Fantasy, no peculiarity was ever out of bounds; this popular, black-as-pitch science-fiction anthology captivated readers by pushing the barriers of imagination towards unknowable ends with a dauntless stream of deftly-told comic strips. These tales served as micro-morality plays, imbued with themes and concepts that tapped into our social consciousness as well as our most fevered daydreams, chilling audiences to the bone long after the pages had turned. The protagonists of Weird Fantasy were often the recognizable Everyman, thrust into dangerous, uncharted territory that tested resolve, sanity—even life itself!

Reprinted in glorious color by Dark Horse Comics, Weird Fantasy lives again in a series of collectible hardcover editions, and later this June comes the fourth thrilling installment! Featuring the works of Al Williamson, Bill Gaines, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Marie Severin, Joe Orlando and so many more, Weird Fantasy‘s full bullpen of comics’ finest worked to tell the most peculiar stories in all of science-fiction, and their efforts went on to inspire countless storytellers for generations to come!

Volume 4 of Weird Fantasy is packed with exciting stories that ran through issues #19 through #22 of the anthology, as well as issues #25 and #26 of Weird Science-Fantasy. Ahead of its June 12 release, Dark Horse has asked DoomRocket to share an exclusive look at the remastered pages contained within this impeccable edition! Ahead you’ll find a complete story from Weird Fantasy #19, an adapted Ray Bradbury tale called “King of the Grey Spaces”: A dreamlike journey of adolescent innocence and rocket ships, of duty and sacrifice and wanting, which sets a magnificent tone for the pages to follow! Never forget: The wonders of Weird Fantasy are meant for those brave few who dare to dream!

$49.99 | T | JUNE 12

Written by Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines.
Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Jack Kamen, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, Joe Orlando, Frank Frazetta, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Wally Wood, Angelo Torres, Marie Severin, George Evans.
Colors by Marie Severin, Carlos Badilla.
Cover by Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta.

From Dark Horse Comics: Science Fantasy tales of a weird nature! This classic volume collects issues #19-#22 of the groundbreaking comics anthology ‘Weird Fantasy’, as well as #25 and #26 of ‘Weird Science-Fantasy’fully remastered in digital color! Featuring strange and exciting tales from iconic writers and artists including Al Feldstein, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, and more!