The Creep #0

The Creep #0

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Jonathan Case Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
8.6Critic Rating
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A young boy puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The police dont care. Not about his death or the death of his best friend two months earlier. The dead boys mom seeks help from an old flame thats employed as a detective. What she doesnt know is that he suffers from acromegalya physical deformity resulting in brutish facial features at mid-life. Will his freakish appearance get in the way of solving the case?

  • 10
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 10, 2012

    Both a compelling mystery and a heartfelt examination of urban loneliness, The Creep is something that you simply must check out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Matt Wilkins Aug 8, 2012

    Finally, it must be noted that this series is an homage to Rondo Hatton, the 1930’s-40’s actor who had the very disease from which Oxel suffers. His facial and skeletal disfigurements typecast him as a villain in most roles and noteably as, “The Creeper”. While this doesn’t seem to play out literally in this issue, I wonder if we’ll see parallels later, or if the series is simply is a tribute to a hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 13, 2012

    This book falls on the mature side to parents might want to take a gander before letting their kids read it. For the adults who are free or parental restriction, let John Arcudi tell you one hell of a story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 13, 2012

    Do not be deceived by the cover of The Creep #0, for what you shall see is a stunning piece of Frank Miller artwork that belongs in his Sin City era. However, when you crack open the book the art is nothing like that. Do not walk away from The Creep because of this deception, for you will miss a very cool and rather oddball detective story. Writer John Arcudi (The Mask, B.P.R.D., Major Bummer) takes the idea of the hardboiled detective and adds a serious dose of humanity and melodrama. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 8, 2012

    And that's what I really enjoyed about this debut issue. There's so much weight to Arcudi's words and Case's visuals, but they do so in a way that keeps the mystery at the forefront and everything else sitting subtly in the background. The Creep #0 requires a bit of careful, thoughtful reading in order to fully appreciate everything that's being done, but I promise that the effort is worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 9, 2012

    The Creep #0 is a fantastic prelude to what I am sure will be a brilliant series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Aug 10, 2012

    The Creep #0 is an expertly executed, character-driven noir comic that stacks up with anything on the stands right now.The mystery this issue sets up is still largely unexplored. Two boys have committed suicide, and beyond that, not much is known.This issue traffics in dark stuff "" suicide, mental illness, abuse and regret, but it does so with an emotional sensitivity and honesty that ensures every moment is earned. With an artist and writer working together in synch, a compelling mystery, and a fully realized protagonist,The Creep is a miniseries to watch out for.The Creep #0 earns a rare, near-perfect four and a half out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 10, 2012

    It's tempting to pass over The Creep #0 because it might not be as flashy as other comics on the stands, but this would be a big mistake. While recently John Arcudi has perhaps been better known for his work with Mike Mignola, this comic quashes any doubts people may have had as to whether he can still run a story on his own. He can and he does. The decision to Johnathan Case on board was an inspired one. This guy is something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Chuckie Valdez Aug 11, 2012

    I would highly recommend this book if you are a fan of great story telling, beautiful artwork, subtle yet vibrant colors, and Frank Miller. Only thing I would say is this story might hit home to some people so just keep that in mind when picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 5, 2012

    Like Concrete : Three Uneasy Pieces, Resident Alien #0 & Criminal Macabre : Die, Die, My Darling!, these stories were taken from the series Dark Horse Presents. So far Ive been impressed with what that series has delivered and I feel like picking up this title, but I have to admit Id rather collect these reprinted series as their own titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Aug 2, 2012

    Great creativity in both the idea and its artistic paneling, but it does lack the bang for your buck factor as it's not the most exciting tale. There is potential in this story, and Arcudi is known for his creativity, so as a fan of Dark Horse I'm hoping the next one will bring a little bit more pow! Read Full Review

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