Comic Review: Creepy Archives Vol 26 HC (Dark Horse)

It’s another Creepy Archives from Dark Horse Archives. Let’s look at what is collected in Volume 26! This hardcover brings us the contents of Creepy 123 – 127, originally printed […]

It’s another Creepy Archives from Dark Horse Archives. Let’s look at what is collected in Volume 26!

This hardcover brings us the contents of Creepy 123 – 127, originally printed by Warren in 1980 and 1981.

For those not familiar with Creepy and it’s ‘sister’ publication Eerie, they were black and white magazines, sold on newsstands beginning in the mid-1960’s.
Legendary for their stable of veteran writers and artists, in the later years, they are also celebrated for launching the careers of younger creators.

This volume contains short stories by Doug Moench, Archie Goodwin, Michael Fleischer, and art by greats such as Alex Nino, Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth, Val Mayerik and Alfredo Alcala.

There are dozens of short stories collected here, and they sure are fun to read. They range from gothic romance to ‘dirty tricks gone wrong’. Plus, you never know when your best friend or girlfriend will turn out to be a vampire, werewolf or demon!

The black and white reproduction here is very good; there has been strong effort to restore the pages to good reading condition. The original letter pages are reprinted here, as are many house ads from the 80’s.

A solid continued addition to your horror collection!

Dark Horse Archives, Creepy Archives Volume 26 Hard Cover, $49.99 for 300 pages of content, Age 16+

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