So in the spirit of sharing suggestions, I’ll let you in on a magazine series I discovered after a conversation with the owner of Fredericton’s ‘Gus Books’. We were talking about weeding through the garbage horror out there... The graphic novel type. You know the one where the artworks right on but the story is just not there (Like “Welcome to Hoxford”). Then, with a faint hint of nostalgia he drops, “Creepy” magazine.
Creepy Magazine. Never heard of it? Its a magazine with a collection of just the right sized Horror comics. I haven’t read them all, but from the little I did read, I could feel my faith in horror begin to replenish.
“Creepy 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. Its sister publications were Eerie and Vampirella.”
1964! Ain’t that a blast from the past? Creepy ended in 83, had a single blip heartbeat in 85 and was fully resurrected in 2009 by Dark Horse Comics and New Comic Company LLC. You can get the new stuff digitally right here: https://digital.darkhorse.com/search/?q=creepy
Know any Creepy Magazine entries that are better then others? Any other suggestions for good horror?