Comic Review: Eerie Archives Volume 26 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse brings forth another volume of Dark Horse Archives, with EERIE Archives, Volume 26. This collection of stories from the Warren black and white horror magazines covers issues 126-131. […]

Dark Horse brings forth another volume of Dark Horse Archives, with EERIE Archives, Volume 26.

This collection of stories from the Warren black and white horror magazines covers issues 126-131.

Stories are written by Archie Goodwin, Wally Wood, Rich Margopoulos, Nicola Cuti, Jerry Boudreau, William DuBay and several others.
Artists who contribute visuals include Rudy Nebres, Wally Wood, Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, Esteban Maroto and many more.

Volume 26, from 1981 and 1982, brings us many tales of SciFi and sword and sorcery, with few of the typical EC-inspired horror stories of the early issues.

This large (324 pages!) volume includes ‘Ode To A Dead Thing’, a story about a ‘being’ similar to Swamp Thing, lushly illustrated by Rudy Nebres (?). Also “Reuben Youngblood”, an urban crime tale featuring early career work by artist Howard Chaykin; and a tribute to artist Wally Wood. The Wood tribute includes an obit, plus two reprinted stories from his Warren magazine days.

There is a lot to read and enjoy in this handsome reprint volume, so much that I have barely scratched its Eerie surface….

Dark Horse, Eerie Archives Volume 26, Hardcover, $49.99 for 324 pages of content. Age: 16+

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