Creepy Comics #16

Creepy Comics #16

Writer: Ted Naifeh, Rachel Deering Artist: Ted Naifeh Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

It's a sickening sweet sixteen! Join Uncle Creepy for some sensational scares from a cavalcade of cursedly clever creators! Rachel Deering and Vanesa R. Del Rey wind up a lovesick mechanical monstrosity, and Ted Naifeh gives a lurid lesson in blackmail and bewitching bedlam! It's a fright delight

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Ogden Apr 10, 2014

    I Hate You! I Hate You! gets real, real quick. Exciting our sociopathic, Bad Seed-like anxieties. I dont know about you all, but Im terrified of raising a real-life little monster. And therein lies the genius of Creepy. Its a mixture of sobering realism, exploitive surrealism, and of course, hellish supernaturalism. This is, hands down, way way down, one of my favorite issues of the rebooted Creepy series. Dont pass up the opportunity to partake in these frightening comic shorts by horror veterans and newcomers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Lanza Apr 9, 2014

    Anthologies are typically hit or miss. It's pretty rare to come across an issue where every story hits it on almost all cylinders. And, much to my chagrin, this book accomplishes just that. It's singlehandedly restored my faith in the horror anthology. Well, except for the part where you can't kill cats, I just can't get on board with that one Mr. Lovecraft. I'll probably continue to sample Creepy because of this book and will be looking forward to receiving my copy of In the Dark with great anticipation. Kudos Uncle Creepy, your slobbering countenance has won me over for the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Apr 11, 2014

    Here we have a fine example of fun horror to downright classic gothic that shouldn't be missed by horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Apr 9, 2014

    It's okay. Some stories are better than others, but such is to expected in an anthology by different artists and writers. Still, it's a devlishly delicious ride, full of 50s era comicry, and enough alliteration to alienate even the most arduous… fan of horror (damn, couldn't finish strong with a good “a” word to end it!). And far be it from me to knock anything for brevity, but some of these stories almost seem too short. Still, overall, it's a cool collection, and if it's in your budget and you're a horror fan, I'd pick it up. If only to have as reading on the crapper. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 11, 2014

    Creepy #16 almost fell off the cliff, but a nice old-fashioned horror comic tale by Bill Warren saved the day, and that front cover by Julian Totino Tedesco is absolutely gorgeous. It would be nice if all three stories were strong, but that is rarely the case in Creepy. Some readers will be unhappy with this, but as a regular reader of Creepy I know what to expect. That's good enough to keep me reading, and that beautiful cover is getting framed and going on my wall. I can't give this book a high rating, but weighing things up I'd suggest you check it out for the cover art and that one superior story from Bill Warren. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Apr 8, 2014

    Throw Creepy into the mix of your usual file and you wont be disappointed. Its vile imagination will always raise a grin. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Apr 14, 2014

    Another agonizing issue of this classic anthology serves up terrifying and terrific tales. While the pages have been reduced, so has the price! Some ADs have infested the guts of this book, but everything is kept black and white! The frontispiece, back cover feature and classic reprint insure its value for all us freakish fright fans! Recommended!!

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