A great read from start to finish, The Creep HC is an emotionally-enthralling private eye tale that pulls at the heart strings. As each page goes by, readers will start to feel for the deeply-flawed protagonist. This is a bleak and heart-breaking story about a disconnected loner looking for answers. READ MORE
With an intriguing main protagonist, The Creep #3 delivers an enjoyable crime tale with gripping plot twists. The storyline examines loneliness and isolation through the eyes of a disfigured loner. As he strays from the rest of civilization, the loner becomes cut off and drifts off into madness. It’s hard to escape feelings of melancholy and sadness while reading John Arcudi’s character driven crime story. READ MORE
Time may have passed between The Creep #0 and #1 but the story picks up almost right where we left off. This is a strong character based detective story and this issue is not loaded with heart pounding action. I doubt any of the issues in this miniseries will be action-packed. Rather, Arcudi and Case’s “The Creep” is a slow burn that revolves around a dark and dirty mood. This book is not for everyone; if you’re new to comics “The Creep” #1 can be a tough read that doesn’t do much to develop a plot. But, I wouldn’t bail out just yet. READ MORE
Alright boils and ghouls, Bloody-disgusting has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics once again to deliver an insane load of exclusive covers for their December horror lineup. Back in June we did a roundtable interview with “Goon” scribe Eric Powell, and “B.P.R.D.” front-man, John Arcudi (Read it here). Powell spoke about the future of “The Goon” as an ongoing series, and Arcudi discussed his new miniseries “The Creep” which comes to an end this December with issue #4.
After the break, you can check out the awesome covers for “Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness” #3 by Kyle Hotz, “The Goon” #45 by Eric Powell, and “The Creep” #4 by Jonathan Case. Stay tuned for an extra special treat tomorrow from Dark Horse! READ MORE
The Creep starts off with a literal BANG as John Arcudi spins a plot about a couple fishy cases of suicide needing the skills creepy investigator, Oxel Karnhus. Oxel suffers from a condition known as Acromegaly which causes deformations in growth, as well as nastier stuff like enlargement of body tissues. His hideous appearance disturbs those he comes in contact with on the case, despite the fact that he’s not such a bad guy. The Creep appeared in the original “Dark Horse Presents” series from the late ’80s but he still fits so well in the Dark Horse universe, and it’s easy to see why Arcudi wants to explore him again. The idea of a “The Creep” is intriguing, and the artwork is fantastic but be warned, this #0 issue is not loaded with thrills. READ MORE
John Arcudi is well known for his work alongside Mike Mignola on B.P.R.D., now he has a new original tale under way, titled The Creep. Arcudi’s “The Creep” is a noir story that follows a physically deformed private detective who investigates a youth suicide, and in turn his past life. The first installment of “The Creep” is currently running in the pages of “Dark Horse Presents” with a four-issue follow up mini-series to be released in September.
Eric Powell, on the other hand, is the man behind the satirical horror comedy romp, The Goon. Powell has been writing and illustrating “The Goon” for over a decade, delivering a unique take on the paranormal, long before the current pop culture obsession.
Suffice it to say that John Arcudi and Eric Powell have been in the game for a long time and they continue to be trailblazers in the horror industry. Arcudi and Powell took the time to chat with us for a double team interview about their work, the merits of creator owned book, writing in the horror field, and a whole lot more. Plus, an exclusive look at the covers for “The Creep” #1, and “The Goon” #42. READ MORE