Dark Horse Creepy Archives Vol 2

Gore Shawna (ed)

Published by Dark Horse Books, 2008
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296 pp., 4to. Hardcover in dj. First edition. Classic tales of horror & fright from the Dark Horse Archives. Collecting exact reprints of issues 6-10. Featuring the work of writers Archie Goodwin, Larry Englehart, Bill Pearson, Eando Binder & more; and of artists: Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Roy Krenkel, Reed Crandall & more. Including an intro by esteemed writer/editor, Roy Thomas. Light scuffing/shelfwear to boards. Pgs clean & crisp. Light scuffing to dj. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This vein-chilling second volume showcases work by some of the best artists to ever work in the comics medium, including Alex Toth, Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall, John Severin, and others. Each archive volume of Creepy is packed with stories (usually up to eight short stories were featured in every issue!) running the gamut of gruesome subject matter, from reimagined horror classics such as "The Cask of Amontillado," to spectacularly mind-twisting shorts such as "The Thing in the Pit," or the macabre maritime yarn "Drink Deep."

From Publishers Weekly: These reprints of '60s b&w horror comics magazines Creepy #6–10 are aimed at the connoisseur. They're faithful reproductions, to the extent of including each issue's cover, seven or eight short stories, table of contents, letter column and ads (updated with Web site addresses). Since the glossy stock is much finer than the authentic newsprint, visually, these pages are better than the originals, with moody, dark blacks that punctuate the shock endings. Even if they don't make sense, the villains get what they deserve, regardless of historical period—Roman, Victorian or contemporary. Some Archives projects run into trouble with color, since it's cheaper to print without it, but here, there's no loss to the gorgeous art. Various shading and cross-hatching techniques provide depth to the illustrations of outstanding talents: Gray Morrow, Reed Crandall, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, Alex Toth, John Severin, Angelo Torres, Gene Colan and Steve Ditko. Combine them with writer/editor Archie Goodwin, one of the best ever in the business, and the result is pulp at its highest level of craft and entertainment. (Dec.)
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Title: Dark Horse Creepy Archives Vol 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition.

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