Creepy Archives Volume 10
“Uncut and uncensored, the artwork on display in this volume is an eye-fest rendering of nostalgia and beauty with industrial levels of malevolence in crisp black-and-white, including full-color bonus-page reproductions . . .”
In this new, cranium-cracking hardcover collection, Dark Horse’s award-winning Creepy Archives series continues to bring classic Warren horror anthology stories to modern readers with its distinctive short horror comics in a gorgeous hardcover format.
Featuring a terrifying dust cover by acclaimed horror and fantasy illustrator Sanjulian, this latest excursion into terror brings us face to fang with bizarre concoctions by some of the most legendary creators in the industry: Richard Corben, Doug Moench, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton, Jerry Grandenetti, Jose Bea, and other familiar monsterminds and fan-favorites.
This archival edition also reprints all color covers, fan art pages, letter columns, and essays from the original magazines, making this series essential for hardcore horror collectors and new readers alike.
There are so many gems in this latest collection, one is spoiled by choice. Spellbound written by Lynn Marron, with the pencils and ink of Luis García Mozos; Mark of the Phoenix! by T. Casey Brennan, penciled by the legendary Reed Crandall; The Sum of Its Parts by Doug Moench, with Crandall once again as artist; Creepy’s Loathsome Lore: The Undertaker’s Model written by Jack Butterworth, with Luis García Mozos brought in again as artist, transcends the horror genre. There are at least two stories written and drawn by the legendary artist, José María Bea: I, Invisible and The Accursed Flower.
Other notable mentions are Cross of Blood by Doug Moench, penciled by Esteban Maroto; and last but not least Behold the Cybernite! by Rich Margopoulos with art by popular artist Tom F. Sutton. There are also contributions from Vaughn Bodé, Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Ken Kelly. Albert Nuetzell. Vic Prezio, Manuel Pérez Clemente, Sanjulian, Ken Smith, and Larry Todd—to name but a few.
A special foreword by noted Warren publisher David Horne is a lovely little bonus for all aficionados. Uncut and uncensored, the artwork on display in this volume is an eye-fest rendering of nostalgia and beauty with industrial levels of malevolence in crisp black-and-white, including full-color bonus-page reproductions of each issue’s luridly luscious cover.
Dark Horse is to be commended for the sheer quality of these multiple-award-winning collections, and for pulling out all the stops to bring them to a mass readership. The texture of the pages alone is a delight to behold, married perfectly to the impressive colorings used throughout.
Creepy Archives Volume 10 is vintage vein-chilling horror at its remastered best. After reading this latest tome, you’ll be screaming for more. Roll on, Volume 11! Hopefully it will be with us in time for Halloween. . . .