I have made my unending love of the black and white horror anthology comic pretty well known on this site already, so I won’t on to much about how I love it. I love that it gives a camp 50’s movie feel to everything. I love that it allows my brain to play a little more on what things would look like if they were in color. I love that the techniques that can be used in black and white make for an infinite varities and styles that rivals color comics. I love them.
So with that said you would think to yourself, “Creepy should be right up Gabe’s alley.”
You would be right.
This is exactly the kind of thing that I love to read, and the first issue of the Creepy reboot that I have had a chance to pick up, didn’t let me down in the least. Even though it is a very special Valentine’s Day issue. That’s right, all of the stories in this issue are about the dark and forboding side of love and romance.
A man with to heads terrorizes a woman with large breasts, who in turn terrorizes one of her co-workers. A man who lost his wife to the sea finds out the hard way that mermaids are nothing like Ariel. Teen love can get messy when it is between to monstrous lovers. A man uses black magic to bring his wife back from the dead, but he is the only one that doesn’t see the truth about her. A man and a ghost have a relationship that just doesn’t work out well.
I mean if those tag lines alone don’t pique your interest, there is a part of you that is dead inside. This is the glorious stuff that horror comics are made of. Tales of morality punctuated by drownings and decapitations all hosted by some funny man that you would cross the street to walk past. I loved Eerie and Creepy when I was a kid, and if anyone is going to do justice to a reboot of the titles it is going to be Dark Horse, and from what I’ve seen in this single over sized issue they are doing it all sorts of justice. We might have to wait until May to see the next issue, but I get the feeling that it will be worth it.
Next Time: B.P.R.D.: Vampire #1