Creepy and Eerie, which were released by Warren Publishing in the 1960s, reached the peak of their popularity in the 1970s. They focused on macabre and otherworldly stories in the manner of “Tales From the Crypt” and “The Twilight Zone.” Their success even prompted comics giants DC and Marvel to launch horror titles.
Dark Horse Comics had a banner year in 2013, affirming their position as one of the most diverse publisher in the comic book industry. The company’s line of horror titles consistently find their way to the top of Bloody-Disgusting’s pull list, with a strong focus on character driven stories with compelling artwork. The company also produces licensed titles, expanding over the past year to include new properties like “Halo”, “Zelda”, and “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
Bloody-Disgusting sat down Scott Allie, Editor-In-Chief at Dark Horse Comics, to look back at past year and talk about the company’s success. Allie also gives the Bloody-Disgusting the inside scoop on the ambitious plans Dark Horse Comics has for 2014 and what fans can expect from some of the company’s biggest titles including “Hellboy”, “Star Wars”, “Buffy”, “Conan”, “Serenity”, their superhero line, and the company’s adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy “The Strain”. Allie also revealed details about new projects like Greg Rucka’s “Veil”, a new series from writer/artist Tim Seeley “Sundowners”, and their highly anticipated “Prometheus” comic series.
There are also TONS of exclusive images below including cover art and interior artwork, so hit the jump for all of Dark Horse’s plans for the coming year. READ MORE
This week on Visions of Horror, Bloody-Disgusting’s Farah Al-Hakkak (ShadowJayd), spotlights one of Creepy’s most classic comic book covers, illustrated by legendary artist, Frank Frazetta. Specifically, “Creepy” #7, which features Frazetta’s vampire vs. werewolf painting as an accompanying piece to Archie Goodwin and Angelo Torres’ “The Duel of the Monsters” tale. READ MORE
This week on Visions of Horror, Bloody-Disgusting writers Farah Al-Hakkak (ShadowJayd) and Lonnie Nadler (Lonmonster) look at the illustrious Richard Corben, and his 1985 cover for “Edgar Allan Poe: ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and Other Tales of Terror” (as published by Catalan Communications). READ MORE
As each story gets better and better, readers will simply enjoy Creepy #12 and its collection of short horror tales. You will definitely get your dose of the macabre from the ghoulish host, Uncle Creepy. With a bit of scares, comedy, and gore added in each morality tale, there is definitely something here for everyone. READ MORE
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. READ MORE
Creepy #10 is an endearing collective tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, one of the most influential and greatest horror authors. This issue contains a series of Lovecraftian tales that dive headfirst into the macabre and suspense. Each creative team-up finds inventive ways of bringing Lovecraft’s famous name and influential works into the spotlight of popular culture. If you have never read Lovecraft (you call yourself a horror fan? Shame on you!), this issue will inspire you to buy one of his books to see what all the hype is about. READ MORE
Every October, on top of the insane amount of horror movies I watch, I take the time to re-read my favorite Lovecraft stories. There’s no better way to welcome the swirling sounds of Fall than to curl up with “The Rats in the Walls” or “The Dunwich Horror”.
Dark Horse Comics takes on a Lovecraft theme this month with their 48-page Creepy anthology issue #10 to help you get in the Lovecraftian spirit. Yep, that’s right, every story in the issue is either an adaptation of, or inspired by, the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The issue features work from John Arcudi, Richard Corbem, Darick Roberston, Doug Moench, and many others. READ MORE
Dark Horse is pushing their new horror lineup for the fall hard with a teaser image campaign called “Drawing on Your Nightmares”. The latest pic showcases their Creepy anthology and promises to “get under your skin”. READ MORE
Are anthology films about to have a revival?
While this was already announced at previous Comic-Cons, Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, The Goonies, Home Alone) is once again dusting off Creepy Magazine to produce a four-part anthology film, one segment of which he will write and produce, reports Deadline.
The Comic-Con set might remember “CREEPY” as a seminal horror comic magazine that was generated by Warren Publishing from 1964-83. Starting with iconic covers from Frank Frazetta, the magazine’s contributor list ranged from Spider-Man artist Steve Ditko to Bernie Wrightson, Gene Colan, Richard Corben, Al Williamson, and Wally Wood. Horror anthology films are also a throwback, when films like The House That Dripped Blood and “Tales From The Crypt” were made. This will emulate the set up of those films.
Columbus and 1492′s Michael Barnathan have teamed with Submarine partners and New Comic Company’s principals Dan Braun and Josh Braun, and Sara Feldmann Sheehan to produce the film. READ MORE
As publisher Dark Horse Comics continues to prove to horror fans that they still love them the most (Sorry kiddos, but mommy and daddy always play favorites. Don’t let them kid you.), today the publisher released a 10 page preview of the sixth issue in their ongoing “CREEPY” series. The ish hits shelves this Wednesday, but as I am sure you all have gathered, you can check out the pages for yourselves beyond the break. Read on for the skinny…
Officially rivaling their “CRITTERS” themed shirt for my favorite new tee design of 2011 (so far), yesterday Fright-Rags.comofficially released two brand spankin’ new t-shirts based upon the classic “CREEPY” magazine! Both shirts (pictured below) incorporate original cover artwork from the books’ first two issues, and if you make the jump you can get all the specs and details from the press release. Read on for the skinny…
The cover for the fifth issue of Creepy is a bit deceiving. The medieval priest dressed in satanic red robes and lugging an ornament of skulls, along with the devilish smirk on the face of narrator “Uncle Creepy” in the background, might make a reader perusing his comic book store think that hard-core horror and gore await on the inside of the issue, but that’s not quite the case. Actually, most of the short stories presented in Creepy contain the thrills and engaging storytelling more akin to The Twilight Zone than, say, The Evil Dead. Read on for the full review!
There has been a recent resurgence of horror anthologies within the industry lately, and one of the titles that continues to carry a faithful fanbase is Dark Horse’s “CREEPY”. The title will be returning this month with the fifth issue, and inside you can check out a 6 page preview of the story before it hits shelves on March 24th. Read on for the skinny!
Over the weekend The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that horror comic magazine staples ‘CREEPY’ and ‘EERIE’ have both been picked up for Hollywood representation! Okay…to be clear, this does not mean that the series have been picked up OFFICIALLY for movie/TV rights, only that they are now being optioned. Whatever the case this is big news for fans of each series respectively, and if you are in one of those categories you can get all the details beyond the break. “reepy was an American horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white newsstand publication in a magazine format and thus did not require the approval or seal of the Comics Code Authority. The anthology magazine was initially published quarterly but later went bimonthly. Each issue’s stories were introduced by the host character, Uncle Creepy.
It is almost something of an event when Dark Horse Comics decides to release a new issue of their revamp of the classic “CREEPY” magazine. The stories (up until this point) have all been good to borderlining on greatness. Therefore it goes without saying that on May 19th when the 3rd issue of “CREEPY” hits shelves I will be the first person in my local shop to snatch up the story that features names such as Joe Harris (“GHOST PROJEKT”), Doug Moench (“DETHLOK”, “MOON-KNIGHT”), Angelo Torres (“EERIE”), among others. Inside you can read the first 8 pages of the story and get all the details. Read on for the skinny.
There are few comics running right now that cause such nostalgia as Dark Horses’ ongoing “CREEPY” series. The ‘TALES FROM THE CRYPT’ like series continues to bring readers new and interesting shorts from some of the industries most talented names while still keeping the amazing throwback feel. And this February they look to continue their success with Joe Harris, Angelo Torres, Jason Shawn Alexander, and more with “CREEPY” issue #3!
There are barely any comics coming out this week, it makes sense since most people are in transit right now to see loved ones instead of spending time in a comic shop. Well if you’re a brave soul or a loner this week, there are a coople titles you might want to look out for. You have not read it yet, CHEW from image comics is very interesting. It’s first story arc comes out as a trade paperback today. Also look for the new Creepy and Beasts of Burden! Full list after the break…
For you eagle eyed comic readers you might have noticed that Creepy #2 was supposed to come out in October. October came and went and still no Creepy, but I’m happy to announce that Creepy #2 is finally coming out this week. Expect the same awesomeness that the previous issue had and hopefully more frequent releases. More info after the break…
Fresh off the heels of the successful first issue of the reborn Creepy series, Dark Horse comics has announced Creepy #2 is on it’s way(with sweet cover from the Goon’s Eric Powell)….in October. Unfortunately for die hard fans, we will have to wait a couple months, but the writing and art is top notch and NO ADS! More info after the break.
Even though us normies are stuck at home while the bourgeois are off at comic-con enjoying their 20 dollar lattes, we can still enjoy all the new comic books out this week! A pretty good number of releases as well this week with such heavy hitters as Creepy Archive 4, Aliens #2, and Freddy vs Jason vs Ash Nightmare Warriors. What are you getting this week?
Another week, another list of new comics. The biggest one to look for is the rebirth of the ‘Creepy’ series. Also you might want to check out Boom Comic’s ‘Poe’ series. What are you getting?
The classic horror comic anthology, Creepy Comics, is coming back this summer from Dark Horse Comics. Creepy Comics #1 is coming out THIS WEEK, July 15. The new series is said to be in the same vein as the original and I hope it is. This could be huge and I feel Dark Horse is up to the task. More info after the break.