Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review- THE CREEPER: WELCOME TO CREEPSVILLE

THE CREEPER: WELCOME TO CREEPSVILLE (DC, 2007; Softcover)
Collects The Creeper Nos. 1-6 and The Creeper story from Brave New World No. 1 (cover dates August, 2006- March, 2007)
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Justiniano
This is a decent modernization of The Creeper. Steve Niles pours on the macabre while keeping an air of lightheartedness that makes this such a fun read. Batman and the Joker feature prominently in the storyline, and they even tie The Joker in to The Creeper's origin. Not sure if I am crazy about that angle, as I really enjoyed Steve Ditko's original version of the character from the '60s. Other than that, everything was fine. Justiniano's artwork was a happy marriage of Silver Age DC and modern comic book art. 
The OCD zone- This has a decent weight coated stock paper and wax coated cardstock cover.

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