Monday, June 2, 2014

Review- CREEPY COMICS: THE LURKING FATE

CREEPY COMICS: THE LURKING FATE 
Collects Creepy Nos.10-13 and selections from Creepy Nos. 8, 9 (cover dates April, 2012- August, 2013)
Writers: Doug Moench, Dan Braun, Peter Bagge, Matt Weinhold, Jim Keegan, Ruth Keegan, John Arcudi, Gilbert Hernandez, J. Torres, Alisa Kwitney, James S. Rich, Richard Corben, Matthew Allison, Josh Simmons, John Habermas, and Cullen Bunn.
Artists: Kelley Jones, Peter Bagge, Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark, Jim Keegan, Ruth Keegan, Richard Corben, Gilbert Hernandez, Amy Reeder, Chrissie Zullo, Joelle Jones, Matthew Allison, Julian Totino Tedesco, Dean Haspiel, D.W. Frydendall, Lucas Ketner, and Tyler Crook.

Veteran creators and newcomers rub shoulders in this 21st century update of the classic Horror anthology series. The quarterly Creepy Comics is comic book size as opposed to magazine size like the original series. Most of the stories are decent, although I cannot get into the Peter Bagge stuff which is abundant in the book. His style is rooted in the Crumb school of '60s underground comics (comix?) and doesn't work well for Horror comics.

Fan favorite Batman creators Doug Moench and Kelley Jones reunite for The Lurking Fate That Came To Lovecraft, which does what it says on the tin. I have never read Lovecraft books and feel like I probably should. I'll get right on that as soon as I catch up on my comic book reading.
Artwork by Lucas Ketner.
I am a huge fan of Witch Doctor (published by Image, on hiatus for now), so I was thrilled to see series artist Lucas Ketner on The Last Stop. In this Dan Braun written story we get one of those age old train to Hell scenarios which always work for me.
This stuff is pretty tame by Saw standards, but if you enjoy old school Horror comic books then you should enjoy this.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4 out of 5.
The OCD zone- Nothing OCD-worthy going on here. Unless you count the fact that the first book in the series had a Volume 1 on the spine and the second and now third one do not.
DVD-style Extras included in this book: None.
Paper rating: 5 out of 5. Nice weight coated stock with a slight sheen.
Binding rating: 4 out of 5. Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover coating rating: 5 out of 5. Nice thick waxlike lamination.

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