Comic Monsters chats with Jim Salicrup about the upcoming Tales from the Crypt comic Papercutz is putting out:
TheBigBadWolf: Papercutz is known as a youth friendly publisher, with titles such as The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew. During its heyday, Tales from the Crypt was very edgy material. Do you plan on keeping it that way, or making the book into a title for kids?
Jim Salicrup: It’s funny. For years there’s been a movement in this country to convince the public that comics are not just for kids, that well-done comics, with great writing and artwork could also be enjoyed by adults as well. Well, it looks like it worked better than anyone’s ever expected, and now it’s hard for people to imagine well-written and drawn comics that could be appreciated by kids! So, yes, some of the original Crypt comics contained edgy material, but the primary audience for Tales from the Crypt was kids! Such vocal EC Comics-boosters as John Carpenter, Geoge Lucas, Steven Spielberg, et al, were all kids back in the 50s! So, in a sense, you’re asking if we want to change a title that was originally intended for kids into a title for kids.
The title returns in June.