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Jonathan Douglas
02-16-2008, 04:31 PM
I don't remember much mention of this classic monster cartoon magazine, I read it as a kid and I still pick up the odd issue. Like the EC Comics, never were illustrated horror more, well, creepy is the 'surprising' word (wow).

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Albert P
02-16-2008, 09:03 PM
Warren magazine covers bring a tear to my eye. Don't forget EERIE and VAMPIRELLA.

Gary Banks
02-16-2008, 09:42 PM
Some of my faves:

Jonathan Douglas
02-17-2008, 06:32 AM
Some great covers, Gary. Eerie Magazine had some cool ones too, these two are pretty neat.

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Ian Jane
02-17-2008, 11:23 AM
I used to have a really nice collection of Creepy and Eerie magazines but I lost most of them in a flood :(

Mike Brown
02-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Check this out:


Ian Jane
02-17-2008, 11:39 AM
I want nice hardcover collections.

dave hartley
02-17-2008, 12:24 PM
Lost my first collection of Eerie and Creepy along with my horror film mags in the autumn of 67 - which was a major bummer since I've always thought their best period was when Archie Goodwin was still in charge and before financial problems led to dropping most of the classic artists used at the beginning. I've replaced a couple of those early issues since but only got to reread most of them as digital scans have circulated in recent years.

Dark Horse acquired reprint rights to Eerie and Creepy last year (they previously distributed four issues of a new series of Creepy in the early '90s). The first volume of a hardcover Creepy Archive edition is due out in June (http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=15-381) and I understand the intention is that Eerie follows on.

Ian Jane
02-17-2008, 12:30 PM
Sweet, thanks Dave. Hadn't seen that news.

dave hartley
02-17-2008, 01:19 PM
Incidentally while exploring Google Books I came across this preview of The Warren Companion (http://books.google.com/books?id=4Ofd-XudNAcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=warren+companion). It's a great book and you get to see long extracts of it here.

Jonathan Douglas
02-17-2008, 01:58 PM
Fantastic, at long last, been waiting for something like this to happen (again)!

Steve R
02-17-2008, 11:02 PM
I remember working some of the conventions, NYC, Boston East Caost and seeing the original art work for some of those covers. You'd see people stop and stand transfixed before them like Ethan Suplee did in Mall Rats.

Dave, thanks for the heads up for the Dark Horse edition!

Chris Poggiali
02-18-2008, 01:48 PM
Incidentally while exploring Google Books I came across this preview of The Warren Companion (http://books.google.com/books?id=4Ofd-XudNAcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=warren+companion). It's a great book and you get to see long extracts of it here.

That photo of Archie on page 53 brings back memories, because I interned for him at D.C. that summer (1992) and worked on Hawkworld and Legends of the Dark Knight. He had just lost all of his hair from chemotherapy, and I'll never forget what he told me when I asked him to describe the effect the treatments had on him.

ARCHIE: Remember when you were a little kid and you peed in your pants? Remember what that felt like afterwards?

ME: Yeah.

ARCHIE: Well, imagine that sensation all over your body.

Another time, we were coming back from lunch and we were approached by a "positive thinker" who wanted to give us smiley face buttons. Archie tried to get around him, but the guy blocked his path and said, "Turn that frown upside down! Life isn't so bad!" Archie said, "My life isn't bad, but you just stepped in dogshit." The guy stopped smiling and looked down, and we zipped past him. Archie was irritated, but I was laughing my ass off.

Matt A
02-18-2008, 02:35 PM
That's a great story, Chris. :)

These covers flipped my lid...


Albert P
02-18-2008, 06:00 PM
There are a couple of anthologies from Warren's competitors already published.