THE PRE-TREND (1944-1950)

The letters EC originally stood for Educational Comics. EC's Pre-Trend titles are those published by M.C. Gaines and his son William Gaines, who took over the family business after his father's death in 1947.


The New trend (1950-1955)

Horror? Crime? Science Fiction? Morality twists? We got it! In 1950, with the addition of writer and artist Al Feldstein, EC found success with their New Trend.



The New Direction group was a response to the Comics Code Authority.


Picto-Fiction was a short-lived line of heavily illustrated short story magazines.