Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Try and stop Bill Gaines
Longtime fans of EC Comics know that publisher Bill Gaines met with editor/writer Al Feldstein in daily story conferences. Gaines stayed up at night and read to get ideas for what he called "springboards." One of his favorite sources, at least in the early days of the EC horror comics, was the 1944 Bennett Cerf book, Try and Stop Me. Fans might recognize the genesis of some of their favorites in these spooky folktales.