The original EC comicbook series inspired a generation of young filmmakers, including Stephen Spielberg, John Carpenter, and George Lucas, as well as authors such as Stephen King and R.L. Stine. Who knows which future superstars' minds will be warped by this volume's collection of creepy comics?
There are several differences between graphic novels (TPB) and comic books. Typically, the standard comic book is thin, with a paper cover, and it continues, begins or concludes a story that has been addressed in other comic books. Both the graphic novel and the comic book tell their story primarily with pictures and some words, but graphic novels tend to cover one story only in its entirety (though there may be sequels). Unlike comic books, in the graphic novel, sequels aren't serials, but are instead new and complete stories with the basic novel components of beginning, middle and end.