Comic Review: Doc Macabre Treasury Edition (IDW)

The IDW Treasury Edition of Dr. Macabre is sure to send a chill up your spine. And what better month to release it than October! This volume is an over […]

The IDW Treasury Edition of Dr. Macabre is sure to send a chill up your spine. And what better month to release it than October!

This volume is an over sized artist edition, reprinting the three issues of Dr. Macabre. Written by Steve Niles and illustrated by horror master (the late) Bernie Wrightson in 2010 and 2011. It runs 60 pages and appears to be printed from the original black and white drawings, making it an even better purchase for $9.99.

The young scientist, Dr. Macabre lives with his robot and invents devices that shut down zombies, ghosts and other ‘undeads’. But Dr. Macabre is a bit clumsy, and his devices don’t always work!

The story, set in Macabre’s creepy little town, is a wandering one for sure. It’s more fascinating for its portrayal of the various misfits and miscreants than for a strong logical plot. The narrative flow is interrupted from time to time by the occasional splash page of startlingly detailed weirdness that makes this Treasury Edition a thrilling journey into the minds of Niles and Wrightson.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!