Craig Yoe’s Yoe Books imprint at IDW has been a repository of some delightful cartooning, like Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein and Christmas Comics and the like. But he’s gone gory on us with The Worst of Eerie Publications. It’s a follow up to 2010’s The Weird World of Eerie Publications, also written by Mike HOwlett and published by Feral House. These are pre-code horror stories by Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Domingo Mandrafina, the Iger Shop, and many other unsung masters. The PR suggests “Absolutely not to be missed for those who enjoy the grisly and the lurid.” and that sounds about right.
Eerie Publications was a 70s alternative to the better known Warren and presented reprints of pre-Code horror as well as new terror tales. Not for the squeamish or those blessed with a surfeit of good taste.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.