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on February 6, 2009
If you've seen the kinda cheesy, kinda not-so-good movie that this comic was generated from, then you'll already know all of the stories. (I'm not totally panning the film however, I do after all own it and Creepshow 2!) Even though the stories were old hat though, I still had a good time reading the comic version. Do not dive into this book thinking that it is a graphic novel. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creepshow is done entirely in the tongue-in-cheek style of the old horror comics. The host is a wise-cracking undead version of Stan Lee himself and the stories, while still a bit scary for the most part, are fairly lame.
This is not to say that Creepshow is not a fun, quick read. I read it in an evening and like most of the comic books that I have floating around from my childhood, I guarantee that I'll pick it up and read it again at some point in the future. That's the beauty of comics, there's no need for deep thinking. It's something that you can pick up, lose yourself in for an hour or two and be finished with it. Sometimes we need that release.
I guess on that note, I'll quit before I have more words in this review than there are in the book itself!