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VINE VOICEon January 19, 2015
I remember picking my copy of "Creepshow" when it was first published (along with a copy of Fangoria that was also covering the Romero film), and reading it. I was not a comic book fan at all. My brother was the comic collector, my allowance went towards baseball cards and Star Wars action figures. But I was (and am) a HUGE fan of Stephen King and all things horror. I had all of King's works up to this point, and picked up "Creepshow" to keep my collection complete.

Now, in this day and age, with Comic Book movies raking in billions, "Creepshow" has kind of lost the novelty factor it had in 1982, but at the time no one was making Comic Book movies, and really this "comic" was more of an homage to those eye-catching EC Comics of the 1950's; "Tales from the Crypt", "Vault of Fear" and "Weird Science". I think King and Romero conceived of the whole idea as a way to celebrate those comics and stories they enjoyed as kids.

"Creepshow" consists of 5 tales:
"Father's Day" - A woman returns to her father's grave every year out of guilt for murdering him.
"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" - A backwoods hillbilly sees a meteor land on his property.
"Something to Tide You Over" - A spurned husband seeks out his revenge of his wife and her lover.
"They're Creeping Up on You" - A germaphobe millionaire finds his germ-free apartment being overrun by cockroaches.

Each are presented in the standard comic book format, with a "host" adding in comments in each story. The artwork is fantastic, and really imaginative. King's writing with each story is very efficient, and adapts to the comic style very well. "Creepshow" is a fun way to spend a lunch hour. It's something a little different, and something a bit ahead of it's time.
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on October 21, 2014
Exactly like the ad stated and it arrived head of schedule.
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on October 20, 2014
I don't see the comic as bringing much to the table, unless you can really muster up the imagination to read things herein with some different inflections and such than they had in the movie.
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on September 30, 2014
This is my 2014 opinion of my first re-read of this since the original. I bought this when it first came out and am sure I read it multiple times then but haven't read it since. I have seen the movie though about 3 or 4 times. This is horror "cheese" and an homage to the old EC comic books such as "Tales of the Crypt". There are 5 short stories here and they are all enjoyable for the artform they represent. A great book that was written to coincide with the movie and a wonderful, unique addition to King's work at this stage of his career. I'd give the book 5 stars if it was in print.
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on September 14, 2014
always wanted one of these when I was kid and finally got to check it out
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on July 13, 2014
Fast postage, item exactly as described.
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on February 24, 2014
This comic is just creepy! But the stories and art inside are amazing! It arrived on time, and in great condition! If you're a Stephen King fan, this comic is a must have!
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on August 31, 2013
My family and i are a huge stephen king fans especially CREEPSHOW, so i carefully chose a very good quality and it really is more than i expected, to be honest a great condition, couldn't ask for more :D
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon August 10, 2013
Any fan of Stephen King, the Creepshow movie, horror comics, or Bernie Wrightson will love the graphic novel version of Creepshow. Published in 1982, it presents a panel-by-panel exact replica of the five shorts from the movie; Father's Day, Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, Crate, Something to Tide You Over, and They're Creeping Up on You. Every scene is depicted, but with the charm and drama that is unique to the comic format. The full-color pages, large illustrations, and jarring captions wonderfully recreate the movie, but also provide an alternative experience to passively watching a film. This is not an easy book to find, so it may take some searching to get one that's in nice shape and doesn't cost too much, but it will be worth the effort. King and Wrightson have collaborated on The Dark Tower, Cycle of the Werewolf, and The Stand in addition to Creepshow, and all of Wrightson's drawings for King work have been excellent. If you're a Stephen King completist, especially, you're absolutely going to want to have this in your collection.
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on March 21, 2013
Great comic by a great author, would love to get the second part but no luck so far. If you love Stephen King then I would definitely recommend that you buy this
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