Comic Books and Stephen King

In Danse Macabre, King wrote lovingly about E.C. Comics – home of Tales From the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, and others. "Those horror comics of the fifties still sum up for me the epitome of horror," he says, but King's interest in comics has always expanded beyond the reach of those great E.C. stories. There's his ongoing fascination with Batman, his interest in Archie Andrews (and in Betty and Veronica ... especially Betty), his early Creepshow work, and his terrific recent work on Scott Snyder and Rafael Alberquerque's American Vampire. As both Stephen King and comic books have gained more critical acclaim as they grow older, it seems only fitting that their paths would cross from time to time ... and occasionally merge. Here, we’ll take a look at the adaptations, essays, and original stories that make up the comic landscape of Stephen King.

The Lawnmower Man (1981)

Creepshow (1982)

Heroes For Hope: Starring the X-Men (1985)

"Why I Chose Batman" (1986)

"On the Far Side" (1986)

"The Importance of Being Archie" (1991)


"An Introduction to Evil" (1994)

The Secretary of Dreams

The Dark Tower

The Stand

The Talisman


American Vampire

Road Rage: Throttle

The Little Green God of Agony