22729Creepy #16

Writers:

Ted Naifeh, Rachel Deering, Dan Braun, Peter Bagge, Bill Warren, Jack L Butterworth

Artists:

Ted Naifeh, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Peter Bagge, Mike Royer, Luis Garcia

Publisher: Dark Horse

Cover Price:  $3.99

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I’ve reviewed quite a few horror anthologies for Eat Geek Play, and most of them have been really expensive hardcover reprints of classic stuff.  While those were all great and worth checking out, I really wanted to review something that people would be more likely to take a chance on.

How does $4 sound?  A lot better than $50, right?  Okay, good, you’re with me here.

Dark Horse brought back Creepy. While it’s not the cool magazine format it once was, it’s a pretty solid book, living up to the name of THE FINEST IN ILLUSTRATED HORROR.  This is how you update an existing concept while still staying true to the original.

DO NOT CLICK looks and reads exactly like a Creepy story from the 70s – but it’s about the internet.  It never stops feeling like you’re reading it in a musty old magazine, unless you stop to think about the updated technology on display.

LIKE CLOCKWORK is more traditional, and kind of unnerving.  Great black and white artwork.  I think any description would kind of spoil things – just check it out, already!

I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! is more of a recreation of a Tales from the Crypt story, with artwork that looks like a cross between 50s horror and John Romita Sr.

BUT THAT ISN’T ALL, everybody.  The real main event here, while it’s in the middle of the book and only given a few pages, is an amazing HP Lovecraft adaptation.

By Peter Bagge.

Yes, that Peter Bagge.  HATE Peter Bagge.  How cool is that?

Not something I expected to see, and worth the price of admission alone.

These four come together to bring some great black and white horror storytelling.  Uncle Creepy is still alive and kicking, and it’s great to hang out with him again.  Like all monster parties, the more, the merrier.  Consider this your invitation.

About The Author

Casey Nielsen

As a screenwriter, a blogger, or person sitting across from you arguing about pop culture minutiae, Casey Nielsen is the product of multiple influences he gained growing up in the VHS generation.Whether it's a horror, martial arts, or one of the lesser genres, Casey strives to write the kind of movie that he would have gone crazy about seeing when he was a kid.He loves movies, comics, games, and professional wrestling. He considers the original Conan the Barbarian his favorite movie of all time, finds motivation in old Bruce Lee quotes, and shook hands with Hulk Hogan once.