YMMV / EC Comics

  • Anvilicious: The "social issue" tales in Shock Suspense Stories and, occasionally, in the SF/fantasy titles. (It's noteworthy that the in-house term for these pieces was "preachies.") The more critically-acclaimed of these stories would fall under Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • Awesome Art: EC's greatest legacy is their stable of artists. All of their regular artists are regarded as legends. While the writing is generally considered to be cheesy, predictable yet fun and occasionally powerful, nobody can question the quality of the artwork.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of EC's early "Animal Fables" comics, a top billed recurring character is a little guy called Danny the Devil, predating a more well known comic book devil, Harvey's "Hot Stuff the Little Devil", by a decade.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Let's just say it could use its own page.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page!
  • Nightmare Retardant: The creators didn't always get it quite right, and reuse of certain scenes by later artists has reduced the shock factor considerably when readers see the original.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Specifically, "Judgment Day" and "Master Race".
    • In "The Patriots" and "In Gratitude..". Which called out the values of the 1950's.