Entry for 'Creepshow' in Written Works?

Discussion in 'Creepshow (Comic)' started by bobbo, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. bobbo

    bobbo Member


    Was just perusing some of the "older" titles, and--is it me, or is there no message board/forum spot to comment on the AWESOME comic lookalike 1982 issue of the movie tie-in for CREEPSHOW? Man, I loved that when I was eleven or twelve...I'll never forgive my uncle Butch, the tireless reader and natural book thief, who took this home to read over a weekend and lost forever. I've never replaced it--and now it's quite the collector's item, by the listed prices on eBay and other sites. Dammit!

    Anybody else pick this up as a pre-teen, for something like seven or eight bucks, brand new?!

    Yer Pal,
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Start looking in used bookstores or thrift stores. I have run across a few copies here and there.
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  3. bobbo

    bobbo Member

    You know, I used to see 'em quite frequently--even a brand new copy in Hastings, a "big" regional chain here in Texas, for a list price of $14.95. That was something like seven or ten years ago...dammit! I'll keep on lookin' though, y'know.
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  4. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Have contacted Jordan to add Creepshow to the Other Works section. Can't believe we missed that one--good catch!
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  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    WHOA! I didn't know such a thing was published! The movie pleases me immensely, every time :)
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  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I have seen a few copies at our local bookstore. They sell for around $5 here.
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  7. Scratch

    Scratch Well-Known Member

    Buy all they have and I will double your money then sell them for $50 bucks anywhere in the nation (actually I would hoard them in my treasure trunk). bobbo is correct. If they are originals and not reprints (not aware of any) then they sell for higher than even most precode ECs. Try buying an original Creepshow poster and you will get your feelings hurt fast. Creepshow 2 can be had affordably but it's not the one everyone wants naturally. I wasn't aware that Berni Wrightson did the artwork for Creepshow until I had the unique (ha) idea to buy one. I tip my hat to whoever hired him. They knew horror comics.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I have an original that I'm proud to include in my collection....
  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Little known fact: The bookclub edition has the movie information (stars, director, producer, writer, etc.) listed on the back cover. The regular edition doesn't. Odd.....

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  11. muskrat

    muskrat Bone-chizzler Extrordinare

    I had this damn book TWICE. Both copies stolen--well, borrowed and 'lost'. Need to get another. Can't begin to describe how frickin cool it is. Berni Wrightson art all the way through it.

    Next copy I get ain't nobody gonna touch it, swear to frickin God...
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  12. Goremageddon

    Goremageddon Well-Known Member

    I did! I remember getting it for my 12th birthday in 1982. I still have it as well.
  13. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    I bought this when it came out. Still have it, and love it. Did not realize copies of this comic are costly these days. Mine isn't in the best condition, although it is very good. All I care about is that it can be read and enjoyed.

    What destroys me is that there are no more Creepshow comics. Come on, we can't have a few more issues, seriously? King doesn't need to write them, just offer up some ideas for others to adapt. His sons could even do the writing duties. If licensing rights are an issue, then either trade King's involvement in another entry for the rights, or, probably easier, simply come up with another EC tribute title and mascot. Call it Tales From the Bangor Boogeyman (or maybe more streamlined: Tales From Bangor), draw a caricature of King as a Crypt-Keeper-type telling stories from a haunted-house version of his mansion, and publish at will. I love horror anthology comics with creepy hosts, there can never be enough of them (although I prefer the old EC/50s style). I'm looking quite forward to the annual Simpsons Treehouse of Horror comic book, in fact.
  14. muskrat

    muskrat Bone-chizzler Extrordinare

    Preachin to the choir, bubba. I've often wondered that myself. My guess is that the rights are all screwed up (at least where the movies are concerned). That, and maybe King just doesn't care for the work.

    Would love to see some new issues of CREEPSHOW in the shops. While I'm wishin, I think it'd be cool if they used good old newsprint, like a real go**am comic. Have that comic 'smell'. You betcha. Next Issue: Survivor Type! The Monkey! Beachworld!

    Stuff like that.
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  15. Anni M

    Anni M Beta-Tester */ Moderator Moderator

    I still have my CS comic copy from ages ago. They should have made a sequel as a tie in for the second movie !!
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  16. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I wish I owned this.
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  17. chris2-4

    chris2-4 More human than human.

    I had a copy and took it to school where it got passed around the whole class. Everyone loved it. Then I let a good friend of mine borrow it, and he took it with him on vacation and left it there. There's lots of tragic Creepshow comic stories on here.
  18. chris2-4

    chris2-4 More human than human.

    I think Marvel may do something like this since they do all those DT books anyway. It would be cool if they did a series and covered all the Nightshift stories.
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