Name: EC Comics
(American comics corporation).
Personal dates: Founded in 1944 by Maxwell
'Max' Charles Gaines (1894-1947)
and later continued by his son William 'Bill' Gaines (1922-1992).
Officially stopped as an independent company in 1956 but
continued under the auspices of DC Comics.
Other creations: Too numerous to mention here. Please
look under EC in the Creators section.
Comments: Initially, EC specialized in child-oriented
and educational stories (the company started as Entertaining
Comics), but switched to horror, satire, and science fiction.