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What's that huge, terrifying thing clawing its way onto your bookshelf? It's the biggest, bloodiest, most creepy collection of new terror tales you'll find this year Creepy Comics Volume 1 gathers all of the new material from the first two years of Dark Horse's celebrated new Creepy series and collects it into one gargantuan book This 184-page monstrosity features a spellb What's that huge, terrifying thing clawing its way onto your bookshelf? It's the biggest, bloodiest, most creepy collection of new terror tales you'll find this year Creepy Comics Volume 1 gathers all of the new material from the first two years of Dark Horse's celebrated new Creepy series and collects it into one gargantuan book This 184-page monstrosity features a spellbinding assortment of gory stories about all your favorite terror-inducing topics including cannibals, lurking demons, werewolves, zombies, psychic trauma, and psychotic murderers, illustrated in glorious black and white, following the great tradition of classic Creepy. If that's not enough to make you scream with delight, we're also adding a special color section featuring the two Creepy stories that helped re-launch Dark Horse Presents on MySpace You'll get all of this tantalizing terror for under twenty bucks - it's a killer deal


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What's that huge, terrifying thing clawing its way onto your bookshelf? It's the biggest, bloodiest, most creepy collection of new terror tales you'll find this year Creepy Comics Volume 1 gathers all of the new material from the first two years of Dark Horse's celebrated new Creepy series and collects it into one gargantuan book This 184-page monstrosity features a spellb What's that huge, terrifying thing clawing its way onto your bookshelf? It's the biggest, bloodiest, most creepy collection of new terror tales you'll find this year Creepy Comics Volume 1 gathers all of the new material from the first two years of Dark Horse's celebrated new Creepy series and collects it into one gargantuan book This 184-page monstrosity features a spellbinding assortment of gory stories about all your favorite terror-inducing topics including cannibals, lurking demons, werewolves, zombies, psychic trauma, and psychotic murderers, illustrated in glorious black and white, following the great tradition of classic Creepy. If that's not enough to make you scream with delight, we're also adding a special color section featuring the two Creepy stories that helped re-launch Dark Horse Presents on MySpace You'll get all of this tantalizing terror for under twenty bucks - it's a killer deal

30 review for Creepy Comics Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    When I think Creeeeeeepy, the first image is always the same: Yes, CLOWNS!. Clowns scare my bladder empty and shatter my will to live and I’m yet to find one that doesn’t send my gonads screaming up into my solar plexus. And don’t talk to me about tiny, itty bitty clowns because they are even worse. Given my extreme, but perfectly justified, coulrophobia (that’s right, clown fear has a name), I was a tad disappointed that Volume 1 of the revamped Creepy series wasn’t sporting any of the d When I think Creeeeeeepy, the first image is always the same: Yes, CLOWNS!. Clowns scare my bladder empty and shatter my will to live and I’m yet to find one that doesn’t send my gonads screaming up into my solar plexus. And don’t talk to me about tiny, itty bitty clowns because they are even worse. Given my extreme, but perfectly justified, coulrophobia (that’s right, clown fear has a name), I was a tad disappointed that Volume 1 of the revamped Creepy series wasn’t sporting any of the demonic painty faces as part of their ensemble. Nonetheless, this collection did have a marvelously dark selection of funtastic nastiness, including the following highlights: The Curse: A three parter about a man who finds he can bend reality to his will but can’t seem to shake his “mommy” issues. This was a real brain-wrencher and I thought the wrap up was excellent. Human Nature: A man who can “read” people’s soul comes across a young man whose innerness remains a mystery. I loved the ending of this one and found it among the best written stories in the collection. Maquiladora: An American takes over a leather factory in South America and finds the labor situation more than a little abby normal. The Doll Lady: A nice twist on the evil doll trope (though none of the dolls are clowns). A big fat ladle of clownless creepy with a side of freaky old lady. Fit for a King: A bizarre, but wonderful story of a man who “mostly” survives an ordeal with a cannibalistic serial killer. Another ending and “hook” that I just loved and demonstrates this series at the top of its game. A quick word on the ART. The art for these stories is an excellent complement to the mood of the pieces, but I do want to call attention to the fact that, except for a bonus color section, all of the work is in black & white. This surprised me at first, but I soon found that it was the right decision. Here is a sample from The Curse: I think the B&W art is appropriate but I wanted to call it out to you in case some, like me, were expecting a four color fright-fest. In addition, to what I found to be very intelligent well crafted horror, there is also a fun mix of splatter works involving buckets of gore and “over the top” mayhem. My favorites of these included: All the Help You Need: The ultimate fat camp for those dying to lose weight. Drawn Out: A man’s suicide attempt after offing his cheating wife and his ex-best friend goes, horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. BTW, written by the amazing Jon Lansdale. Muscle Car: Man invents engine that runs on the gas produced by decomposing animal flesh...yeah, you can see this ending coming from miles away, but it is a lot of fun. Om Nom Nom: I’m gonna let that title stand on its own, but this is one of the two stories in full-fleshed, blood dripping color. Yummy. Not all the stories worked for me and I thought there were a few duds. My least favorites were X-Change involving a gender-bending Hitler escaping the bunker at the end of WWII (I was hoping to like this more); Pelted: about a killer, a tattoo and a demon (this story was just a mess and my least favorite of them all); and Chemical 13: about the Holocaust. This last story could have been something really special, but the story just missed the mark in my opinion. The rest of the stories are all fun and amusing and fit neatly in the “solid” category. Overall, I think the idea and plots of the stories sometimes outstripped the implementation, but there is enough gold in here to justify a recommendation. If the series works out a few kinks and ups the writing a notch, this could be really, really something. Thus, for the moment I am NOT yet a member of ...but I have the paperwork and will certainly consider membership in the future..... especially if they “send in the clowns.” 3.0 stars. Recommended!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    This was fun! When I was a kid my parents never cared much about what we were reading, the important thing to them was that we were reading. In addition to a steady diet of old Mad magazines, I read a lot of old horror comics. This was fun like those were. (I wish I knew what happened to those stacks of old comics because a lot of them were really cool.) The stories were fun and well written and the art was great. I loved that the art in this was in black and white. There were a couple of color This was fun! When I was a kid my parents never cared much about what we were reading, the important thing to them was that we were reading. In addition to a steady diet of old Mad magazines, I read a lot of old horror comics. This was fun like those were. (I wish I knew what happened to those stacks of old comics because a lot of them were really cool.) The stories were fun and well written and the art was great. I loved that the art in this was in black and white. There were a couple of color stories and some full page color art panels as well. I will look for more of these. Excellent if you are a fan of the old school horror comic. The stories I liked the best in this one were : The Curse by Joe Harris Art by Jason Shawn Alexander Hellhound Blues by Dan Braun Art by Angelo Torres Loathsome Lore by Haffner, Braun and Gore Art by Hilary Barta Muscle Car by Mike Baron Art by Nathan Fox X Change by Dan Braun and Craig Haffner Art by Dennis Calero (an awesome Nazi horror story) Maquiladora by Cody Goodfellow Art by Kevin Ferrara Zombie Wedding at Slaughter Swamp by Nicola Cuti Art by Hilary Barta Om Nom Nom by Andrew Mayer Art by Lukas Ketner (this one is especially weird!) Drawn Out by Joe R. Lansdale Art by Rahsan Ekedal There are also interviews with old school greats like Angelo Torres (who did the art on Hellhound Blues) and Ken Kelley who did the art for one of the covers in this compilation. This got 5 stars and best reads pile, and even though it is a remake it does a great job of it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    While I love the art on almost every story. The actual writing left me wanting. I think I unfairly compare this to the old Warren and EC publications. But is my comparison so unfair? They are honestly trying, and as far as the publication goes, they have hit a home run. I would love to see an entire volume of works by Hilary Barta alone. But back to those stories, they are immediately forgettable. If I'm looking forwarding to reading the originals instead of this, it's a good thing that Dark Hor While I love the art on almost every story. The actual writing left me wanting. I think I unfairly compare this to the old Warren and EC publications. But is my comparison so unfair? They are honestly trying, and as far as the publication goes, they have hit a home run. I would love to see an entire volume of works by Hilary Barta alone. But back to those stories, they are immediately forgettable. If I'm looking forwarding to reading the originals instead of this, it's a good thing that Dark Horse and Dynamite have put them back into print.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Not Now...Mommy's Reading

    Creepy Good Time! I really enjoyed reading this collection - good stories, great illustrations. My only complaint is it seemed way too short for the $9.99 price tag. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to future gatherings with Uncle Creepy and kin.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jessica T.

    I love the old creepy comics... perfect for Halloween!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    I picked this up hoping to have a good old-fashioned horror comics experience, but sadly, I was rather disappointed. Most of the stories run on pure gore and/or shock factor, and they're too short to have much weight. I'm sure there's an audience for this, but unfortunately, it's not me. I do sort of wonder if the classic reprints would be more to my taste, but I think probably not. I picked this up hoping to have a good old-fashioned horror comics experience, but sadly, I was rather disappointed. Most of the stories run on pure gore and/or shock factor, and they're too short to have much weight. I'm sure there's an audience for this, but unfortunately, it's not me. I do sort of wonder if the classic reprints would be more to my taste, but I think probably not.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Washak

    To reiterate a lot of others’ remarks, I think this collection was a nice way to occupy some time on a hot summer night, but was a bit lacking in the story department. The majority of the art styles were really great and the general premise of each volume wasn’t bad either, but the execution was a little sloppy or half-hearted for some. There were many ways the stories could have been tightened up a bit to better contribute to the overall atmosphere of creepy camp.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    I was really excited about Creepy Comics Volume 1 but unfortunately this was a major letdown. Horrible art and most importantly, horrible stories with no tension and uninteresting characters. If I hadn't paid for it, I would've stopped reading early in. Wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. I was really excited about Creepy Comics Volume 1 but unfortunately this was a major letdown. Horrible art and most importantly, horrible stories with no tension and uninteresting characters. If I hadn't paid for it, I would've stopped reading early in. Wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Brad Tierney

    This was/is fucking awesome! 5/5 Skulls ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

  10. 5 out of 5

    Phil Zimmerman

    I was somewhat worried that the continuation of the Creepy series would be some cheesy ode to the original magazine with weak stories and rehashes. This could not be further from the truth. The first thing I noticed is how awesome the artists are! Each story has a completely different style and it is far more varied than the sixties issues. The stories are also much more varied with two multi-part stories, a couple Nazi stories, and no Frankenstein or Dracula stories! These generic story plots pl I was somewhat worried that the continuation of the Creepy series would be some cheesy ode to the original magazine with weak stories and rehashes. This could not be further from the truth. The first thing I noticed is how awesome the artists are! Each story has a completely different style and it is far more varied than the sixties issues. The stories are also much more varied with two multi-part stories, a couple Nazi stories, and no Frankenstein or Dracula stories! These generic story plots plagued some of the early original magazine stories. My favorite story was "Drawn Out". It is a sadistically wonderful tale that had me cringing and laughing by the end. This is a great volume and I cant wait for them to release the next batch in trade paperback.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    When I reserved this at the library, I thought it was a reprinting of the "Creepy" mags. from the 1960's. It turned out to be a collection of a new version of the magazine that is now being published by Dark Horse. The writing and illustration has a more contemporary feel (logically), and it is much more graphically gory than the earlier version of "Creepy"... more of a successor to the old EC comics "Vault of Horror" and "Tales From The Crypt" in that regard. It's worth a look if you have an in When I reserved this at the library, I thought it was a reprinting of the "Creepy" mags. from the 1960's. It turned out to be a collection of a new version of the magazine that is now being published by Dark Horse. The writing and illustration has a more contemporary feel (logically), and it is much more graphically gory than the earlier version of "Creepy"... more of a successor to the old EC comics "Vault of Horror" and "Tales From The Crypt" in that regard. It's worth a look if you have an interest in horror comics.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    A worthy successor to the cult favorite horror magazines of the 70's. The general vibe is updated but surprisingly similar, and some of the original creators are along for the ride. This stuff isn't great literature and doesn't pretend to be, but those raised on the original mags offered by Warren Publishing back in the day should find plenty to enjoy here. A worthy successor to the cult favorite horror magazines of the 70's. The general vibe is updated but surprisingly similar, and some of the original creators are along for the ride. This stuff isn't great literature and doesn't pretend to be, but those raised on the original mags offered by Warren Publishing back in the day should find plenty to enjoy here.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeff S.

    What's better than Angelo Torres and Berni Wrightson??? Nothing! That's the answer. Many of the stories are great, there are always 1 or 2 cliche stories, but all in all, the "new" Creepy stories are well written and incredibly inked. This is a collection for all retro horror fans. What's better than Angelo Torres and Berni Wrightson??? Nothing! That's the answer. Many of the stories are great, there are always 1 or 2 cliche stories, but all in all, the "new" Creepy stories are well written and incredibly inked. This is a collection for all retro horror fans.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    I love horror anthology in all forms, and this book did not disappoint me! The story about the doll in the window is actually a local urban legend, and I was surprised to see it here. Awesome stuff!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jakub

    Absolutely awesome...I would not consider myself as fan of this sort of genre.....but you never know till you try...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sgossard

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nevs

  18. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Lewis

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jackson Whisnant

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nilendu Misra

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  23. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Salamone

  24. 4 out of 5

    Zebulynn Hanson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Steve

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jon Schafle

  27. 4 out of 5

    Casey

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julia

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  30. 5 out of 5

    Scott Moore

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