Comic Review: The Monstrous Collection of Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson (IDW)

IDW continues reprinting the work of Bernie Wrightson with The Monstrous Collection! This new collection puts together the works of Steve Niles (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist), and in doing […]

IDW continues reprinting the work of Bernie Wrightson with The Monstrous Collection!

This new collection puts together the works of Steve Niles (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist), and in doing so, does great service to them and to us, the readers.

The three stories here are: Dead She Said, The Ghoul, and Doc Macabre.

You may recall the recent reprinting of Doc Macabre, in a Treasury Edition also from IDW. This is the same material, but it makes total sense for IDW to have included the Doc Macabre material again here; the three stories are linked, and characters and situations overlap nicely through the collection. Well, I say “nicely”, but take my word for it, there is nothing very “nice” about these stories, ha ha!

Dear reader, if you are a horror fan, you will be nicely horrified and entertained by the content of the stories: without divulging details, there are: the dead, the dead who won’t stay dead, and the haunted, along with the usual macabre and astounding creatures that are spun from the words and art of Niles and Wrightson! It’s creepy time, and the creators take full liberty with pushing the creepy factor up to 11!!

In addition to superb reproduction of these black and white stories, the Monstrous Collection also includes an Art Gallery of horror illustrations by Wrightson, from the 1960’s to 2008.

Well worth purchasing, an excellent value for just $24.99

IDW The Monstrous Collection trade paperback, $24.99 for 200 pages of content Mature readers

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