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CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume 24

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CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume 24

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Almost Gone! Collects #112-116, 1979-80. Highly Recommended. By Richard Corben, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson et al. Ann Nocenti provides the new introduction here, and puts it quite perfectly: "Anthologies are great places to showcase new talent, give work to a pro between gigs, or test out artist and writer collaborations, and the formidable talent [Bruce] Jones gathered together for these issues, includes Larry Hama, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Pepe Moreno, Auraleon, Leo Duranona...There are some clever artists on tropes..."

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Ann Nocenti provides the new introduction here, and puts it quite perfectly: "Anthologies are great places to showcase new talent, give work to a pro between gigs, or test out artist and writer collaborations, and the formidable talent [Bruce] Jones gathered together for these issues, includes Larry Hama, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Pepe Moreno, Auraleon, Leo Duranona... There are some clever artists on tropes..."

"The artists use a range of tactics to unsettle the reader--vertiginous angles, stark noir shadows, stippling and dappling in gruesome and hallucinatory detail...The extras that fill out the packaging of Creepy are dastardly fun...Uncle Creepy is the carnival barker of terror. The Dear Uncle Creepy letters page is tucked full of gems, such as one entomophobic reader pleading: 'How about devoting a whole issue to bugs?' and a teaser banner proclaiming 'Adolph Hitler Returns' and Joe Brancatelli's Notes on Comix People,' one of a series of contemplative editorials on the state of the comics business."

Brancatelli also talks about "Building a New Marvel," this in 1979. His was a favorite column of mine also, with behind-the-scenes stories of the ins-and-outs of the comics business. Highlights in stories include wonderful sci-fi work by Al Williamson, a classic foreign legion tale by Two-Fisted Tales master John Severin, and a very wild sword and sorcery story by Alex Niño at his peak. All written by Archie Goodwin.

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Item Code CRE24H
Publisher Dark Horse
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781616559694
Print Status Out of Print
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 262pg
Color b&w
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