For the past eleven years, Dark Horse Comics has been producing hardcover reprints of Creepy Magazine, the Warren Publishing horror anthology magazine that ran from 1964 until 1983. Each issue of Creepy featured multiple tales of terror, all introduced by the ‘host’ of the series, Uncle Creepy, and showcased work by writers and artists who, due to the title’s black-and-white magazine format, were untethered by the constraints of the Comics Code Authority. With next week’s Creepy Archives Volume 29, the full series is finally available in collected hardcover archives. In an industry where people are often fixated on finding the next big thing, it’s great that Dark Horse has devoted the time and resources to preserving this piece of horror comics history, making sure these stories are available for posterity.

Check out a preview, exclusive to The Beat, of a story from Creepy Archives Volume 29. This tale of the Invisible Man, originally published in Creepy #143, is written by Gerry Boudreau, with art by Alex Niño. Volume 29 of the Creepy Archives series collects the final five issues of Creepy, and goes on sale next Wednesday, July 17th.

Creepy Archives Volume 29
Written and Illustrated by Various
Cover by Richard Corben

From 1964 to 1983, Creepy magazine set the standard for horror in graphic fiction. Now, Dark Horse Books finishes the complete collection of the greatest horror publication in comics history with this final fear-filled volume. Featuring the work of Roger McKenzie, Alex Nino, Don McGregor, Victor de la Fuente and many more, and with hair-raising tales of bloodthirsty vampires, ruthless graverobbers, invisible men, alien creatures, and homicidal maniacs, these are still the comics that give you the creeps! Collects Creepy #141-#145.

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Creepy Archives Volume 29