Comic Review: CREEPY #13

PrintE-mail Written by P.M. Buchan

Review: Creepy #13 / Author: Various / Artist: Various / Publisher: Dark Horse Comics / Release Date: Out now

Uncle Creepy returns for the latest instalment of Dark Horse’s revival of the classic horror anthology series, featuring killer cats, misunderstood ghosts and a ride into hell itself.

Josh Simmons and Dean Haspiel open the proceedings with an extended meditation on familial expectations that plays out as a coming of age drama akin to Charles Burns rewriting Ghost World. It’s a strong opening with a great twist, and one of the anthology’s high points.

John Habermas and D W Frydendall, who last worked together on the Slave Labor Graphics series Haunted Mansion, are reunited for the spooky Wild West tale The Prospector. The plot is a little cheesy, but Frydendall’s fantastic art carries the strip, like the love-child of Arthur Adams and Bernie Wrightson, delivering classic horror art and a great punchline.

Dan Braun and Lukas Ketner’s The Last Stop is another great tale about a subway ride gone wrong, really capturing the spirit of the original horror comics of the 1940s and 1950s. This story particularly made me feel like a little kid, sneaking a read of my dad’s old comic collection when I knew that I shouldn’t.

Archie Goodwin and Reed Crandall’s reprinted adaptation of Bram Stoker’s short story The Squaw is nothing short of brilliant, carrying itself with a class and realism that marks it out from the rest as the kind of strip that inspired us all to grow up obsessing over lurid horror!

Dan Braun and Peter Bagge’s comic relief strips were a misfire for me, but I never could really see the appeal off Bagge’s work, so that’s probably not a reflection on the quality of the strips.

Finally, Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Deer X-Ing is a real gem, the less said to reveal the plot the better. Bunn is a talented writer and it’s great seeing such varied output coming from him at the minute.

Overall, in a lifetime spent devouring horror, the newest incarnation of Creepy doesn’t disappoint.



Suggested Articles:
2000AD has always had an interesting approach to comedy. The world famous anthology comic rarely rea
Showtime is the story of a magician told by a journalist and relayed by a rodent. Not only is the co
Back in 1986 Frank Miller changed the landscape of the comics industry with the release of the semin
Over a year in the making, the fourth, final and double-length issue of the simply yet magnificently
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Comic Book Reviews

SURVIVAL GEEKS 12 September 2017

SHOWTIME 12 September 2017

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE 31 August 2017

VIETNAM ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST #4 30 August 2017

GRIFF GRISTLE: THE SIREN’S SONG 28 August 2017

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: THE TRUTH 23 August 2017

THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T REMEMBER #1 17 August 2017

SALTIRE: LEGEND ETERNAL #2 01 August 2017

ALEX AUTOMATIC #1 30 July 2017

BUST #3: A SACKCLOTH SMILE 30 July 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner