Creepshow #1 review – Trick and Treat (Burnham, Dini, Langford, McCrea, Lucas, Spicer, Brosseau) Image/Skybound

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‘Take One’

‘Shingo’

  • Designer: Jillian Crab
  • Editors: Alex Antone and Jon Moisan

Thanks to Skybound for the review copy!

Just in time for Halloween comes the first issue of Creepshow. Creepshow is a horror anthology narrated by a creepy shriveled dude prone to puns. The nice thing about anthology series is you can pick it up and enjoy a self-contained story without having to invest in more issues. This issue does not disappoint on this front, with two creepy stories that impart a moral lesson in the midst of all the gore.

Yes, I said gore. This particular issue doesn’t shy away from blood and guts. That coupled with cursing means you should exercise parental discretion (just like my mom did when she wouldn’t let me watch Creepshow or the similar Tales from the Crypt when I was a kid).  

The first issue tells a cautionary tale about trick or treating that hints at where it may go, but leaves you questioning it until the very end. It is definitely the darker of the two stories. The second story is a bizarrely fun story about birthday party entertainment gone horribly wrong. This issue skews more to dark humor than pure horror, and I have to admit I wouldn’t mind seeing the main antagonist come back for future stories. He’s like a cuddly Pennywise with funnier dialogue.

Creepshow feels like the kind of book you read under your blanket at night with a flashlight after you were supposed to be in bed as a kid. Fans of the old Creepshow movie (1982), the Tales from the Crypt show, or other horror anthologies will want to check it out..

CREEPSHOW #1 will be released on September 21st.


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