‘Creepy and ‘Eerie’ Being Mined for Feature Stories

Classic 1970s comic magazines “Creepy” and “Eerie” have picked up Hollywood representation. ICM has signed New Comic Llc., the company behind the two magazines, for representation. The agency will look to mine the titles for movies, TV and online content. “Creepy,” which launched in 1964, and “Eerie,” which took off in 1966, were black and white comic anthology comics published in magazine format, which allowed it to circumvent the industry’s censoring body, the Comics Code of Authority. The comics were in print for 20 years, had two creative golden ages and produced copious amounts of stories produced by some of the mediums most noted artists (including Neal Adams, Richard Corben, Frank Frazetta and Wally Wood) and writers (Archie Goodwin and Bruce Jones, to name a few). Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie, in “Tales of the Crypt” fashion, hosted the stories.