10/20/12

Creepshow 'Illustrated Fiction' :: Countdown to Halloween 2012

That's right, when this thing came out in 1982 the term 'Graphic Novel' wasn't as commonly used as it is today. But that's basically what it is. A movie adaptation graphic novel, no less!

Based on...well, you can read it all there on the cover there. Which, when my wife first saw it declared 'I think the creepiest thing on that cover is that kid. He's a little too into that comic book!'

True.

I found this at a garage sale recently and paid all of fifty cents for it. I've yet to read it but I am sure I will enjoy it. I love Stephen King and Bernie Wrightson is of course a comic book legend.

I did like the Creepshow movies as a kid (part 2 more than Part 1,) but haven't seen them in decades.

But glancing at these illustrations, a lot of the memories of these stories in their film form came rushing back to me. This is going to make for a fun midnight read!

AAAHHH! Jeezus, Steve, don't scare me like that!

Oh, and do you see, up at the top right of the back cover: 'Illustrated Fiction.'

And at $6.95, this was a pretty pricey...ahem...comic book...in 1982!

9 comments:

  1. Aaaaahhhhhh... I got this book when I was 13 and probably read it from beginning to end 15 times. I would pore over the artwork. Wrightson was one of my very first real artistic influences. What a genius.

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  2. I think my buddy Scott's wife has this book.

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  3. I want it too! Never owned it but watched the movie countless times.

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  4. Obviously the kid has a porno mag hiding behind the comic.

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  5. Man, that comic was crazy expensive! That movie used to freak me out as a kid, especially the segment with the monster in the box. Now it is definitely a guilty pleasure.

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  6. I have this book as well, and can confirm it is enjoyable! Wrightson rules! Actually, I'm glad you posted this, I need to dig my copy out...

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  7. If you're not as lucky as Eric, you can read the complete graphic novel here... http://captainvideossecretsanctum.blogspot.com/search/label/CreepShow
    Plus, there's a kool ghoul documentary (unavailable in America) about the making of the movie HERE http://captainvideossecretsanctum.blogspot.com/2012/10/captains-theatre-creepshow-making-of.html

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  8. Yes ..I have two copies of this wonderful book ... One to read and the other put up.... I missed the chance to get it signed... but great post good Sir... the Doctor...

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