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Stories in comic strip form tell of a murdered man returning from the grave, a bizarre meteor, a monster that devours people, a husband's terrible revenge, and a plague of cockroaches. Graphic adaptation art by Bernie Wrightson.

Contents:

· Father’s Day · gs *
· The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill [adapted from “Weeds”, Cavalier May ’76] · gs *
· The Crate [Gallery, Jul ’79]
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Paperback, 66 pages
Published August 1st 1982 by Plume (first published July 1982)
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Johann (jobis89)
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just a quick review for this one as it's a comic book and there isn't that much to say! All I can say is that I LOVED IT! It's just a blast, so much fun. Having seen the movie first it's hard not to picture Stephen King and Ted Danson etc in their respective roles.

My favourite story is probably The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, he's such a lunk-head. Least favourite... it's hard to choose one because I really did enjoy them all, but They're Creeping Up On You is the one I maybe loved the leas
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Chad
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Stephen King and George Romero's ode to the old horror comics of the 1960's like Creepy and Eerie!. These are adaptations of the stories from the movie not the Stephen King short stories they were originally based on. Bernie Wrightson was the perfect choice to illustrate these. If you liked these, do yourself a favor and watch the movie. I've been chanting "I want my cake! I want my cake!" at every birthday party I've had since 1982. Fun fact: Stephen King plays Jordy in the movie. ...more
Matthew
In the spirit of classic pulp horror comics, in the early 1980s Stephen King released Creepshow in print (and, with the help of zombie master, George Romero, on the screen). While it does have a bit of a dated, early 80s feel, it is still worth it for a few creepy scares!



The five stories in this collection are very quick hits. There is not a lot of time taken to flesh things out. Each story gets in and gets out . . . if there is backstory, it is covered in a few short panels. Because of this, it
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Calista
I saw this movie some time ago and this comic pretty much is the movie, from what I remember. I don't know which came first, I thik the movie. I do remember seeing the Creepshow show they made on HBO later on thinking it was so scary.

Stephen has spoken about his love of reading these things when he was a kid, these comic horror type stories. This is his own. It's Schlocky and there is some gore to go around. This is full on gross, this is more emotional than graphic.

I have seen this and I knew
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Dan Schwent
If you've ever seen the movie Creepshow, you know what this book contains. Its five stories are homages to EC comics. Stephen King handles the writing and Bernie Wrightson handles the art, apart from the Jack Kamen cover.

I was tempted to give this a four based on feelings of nostalgia for the movie but I ultimately decided on a three. It's a cool thing to have for a fan of the movie and the stories are 99% similar, owing to Bernie working from an older version of the screenplay. I love Bernie Wr
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Ashley Daviau
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS. WAS. BRILLIANT. I felt absolutely giddy with glee to finally have this as a part of my King collection and I swear I was dancing a little in my seat as I was reading because I was just enjoying it so damn much! The Creep is the BEST narrator ever, he actually made me laugh out loud more than once. And the stories themselves made my little horror loving heart so happy! These are quintessential 80s horror comics and I adored every second of every story. The illustrations are worth 5 stars ju ...more
Carol
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Horror Fans
4.5 Stars.

Checkout the cool cover art horror lovers!

This creepy graphic comic book is based on the 1982 horror anthology and cult classic film Night of the Living Dead....and gives us....five wonderfully dark and sinister stories.

Just a few words about each....don't want to spoil your creepy fun!

No. 1: Father's Day (5 Stars) ~~~ Happen to like decorated birthday cakes to celebrate this special day? I'd pass on this one....hehehe or should I say clakclakclak!

No. 2: The Lonesome Death Of Jor

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Edward Lorn
Feb 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
UPDATE: There seems to be multiple versions of this book floating around. My review is for the Gallery 13 re-release published in May of 2017 ONLY.

The art is great, as are the stories, but I'm putting this review up specifically for those interested in the physical edition (the paperback) of this book. If you're interested in the stories, the content of the book is easily five stars. This version however...

The production quality of this paperback is on par with buying a children's grocery-store
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Sarah
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I can always turn to this beloved adaptation of my favourite movie to give me such a big sense of comfort. I have re-read it many times over the years. I am a huge fan of horror anthologies and this is one of the greatest. Each tale has a great premise, but my two favourites are Father’s Day and The Crate. It works so well as both a comic and a movie, I adore both equally. If you’re a fan of Stephen King, or have seen the movie but not read the comic as so many people tell me, then you absolutel ...more
Mario
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Well that was disturbing.

This graphic novel is a collection of 5 short stories, and I really enjoyed them all. I think first story (Father's Day) was my favorite, but last one (They’re Creeping Up On You) was one of the most disturbing stories I've ever read. No wonder I hate bugs. Nasty little suckers.
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J.K. Grice
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This is a fun graphic collection of horror stories. Beautifully illustrated!
John
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Well, he got me for an additional $13.99.
I already own a paper copy but it's been in plastic since 1982 so I bought the Kindle edition to actually read.

Pretty neat!
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توفيق عبد الرحيم
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: رعب
To me this "horror comic" is so childish and utterly stupid
the first story was good all the rest are trash nuff said !
Note : this review used to be longer because i was mad thinking that Stephen king took this lightly , but as it turns out from conversations with A reader friend in L McCoy i have learned that this is a tribute to older cheesier comics , i guess for king and his generation they would love these because it meant something to them as they read them growing up and when you are youn
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Dan
Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Everyone should own this. For some reason this comic freaked me out more than the movie (except for the roach part which is just DISGUSTING). A hoot. I don't even know if this is still in print.
Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril is life-changing....
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Marc-Antoine
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Playlist

Father’s Day
No music

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
Star Spangled Banner

The Crate
No music

Something To Tide You Over
No music

They’re Creeping Up on You
No Music
Holly (The Grimdragon)
I love both Jordy & The Creep so much! They are such great characters! I honestly cannot remember if I've read this before, or if it's just the movie playing in my head over & over because I've seen it a billion times! Either way, this was so fun! I wish there was more! ...more
L. McCoy
SUPER FAST REVIEW:
Cheesy, creepy fun.
So it’s not King’s best work. I don’t think it’s meant to be a masterpiece in literature though. This is a weird collection of 5 short stories in King’s tribute to old-school horror anthology comics.
Like many of those older horror anthologies, the stories inside may be cheesy and there are some miscellaneous issues to be had (examples: I found it predictable, I didn’t care about the characters, etc.) but it’s ultimately fun. We get 5 fun, pretty intense horro
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Gary Butler
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is less than 80 pages which is the cut off line for a book to be entered onto my all time book list. I do not really consider this to be a book at all. This is a mere 66 pages, which gets it a written review instead of a video review. This is graphic novel based on Stephen King’s screenplay for the movie Creepshow. The movie is much better than this book (if you could call it that). The five stories are much shorter with less detail and some changes have been made from the film; most n ...more
Dez Nemec
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, 2019
I loved this, but of course I did as I loved the movie too! Really hard to read it without picturing the actors though. I kept hearing them all, especially Adrienne Barbeau - "Oh Henry, you're such a child!" You just have to cheer for Fluffy when she meets him!
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Bandit
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was loads of fun. The stories are, of course, great, it’s King after all. But in graphic form, especially featuring art deliberately stylized to look like classic old school scary comics of the 1950s…that’s just excellent. These days there’s such a variety in art styles in comics and some of it is just…too minimal, too experimental, too unrealistic, too something, but this…this was just right. People looked like people, objects looked like objects, colors looked right…the entire thing had a ...more
Scott Rhee
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Happy New Year! 2020 is looking to become an exciting and suspenseful political horror show (impeachment, presidential election year, all that jazz: can ya feel it?), so I decided to re-read a 20+-year-old graphic novel by Stephen King, illustrated by Bernie and Michelle Wrightson, based on a film by George Romero. What a way to start the year, huh?

Actually, other than the terrific artwork by the Wrightsons, the book is merely okay; a blatant homage to the EC horror comics of the '40s and '50s.
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D.M.
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm a horror geek, and have been for decades now. When Creepshow came out, it was at just the right time to push alot of my darkest buttons. This adaptation being illustrated by Bernie Wrightson was an absolute master stroke, since there are few current artists who do ghosties and ghoulies as much credit as he does. The Jack Kamen cover was a nice touch, too. (Neither artist worked on the comic shown in the movie, if memory serves.)
Sadly, a good deal of the art herein looks a bit rushed. Wrights
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Eddie Generous
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfectly ridiculous, wonderfully simple fun. Holds one or two differences from the movie and a good many between the story WEEDS and the segment THE LONESOME DEATH OF JORDY VERRILL.
Doug
This book has long sat cozy near the top of a "Things Doug Wishes He Had" list. The list often isn't very long (I am notorious about just getting the books/etc I want, ask my wife when she gets on a rant trying to do Christmas/birthday shopping for me) but for various reasons the items on it have proved somehow elusive. It's not hard to see why I wanted it so badly. For a horror nerd growing up in a lower Alabama bookstore desert, King was a natural highlight. Books tended to come from a small p ...more
Stefan Yates
Feb 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: stephen-king
If you've seen the kinda cheesy, kinda not-so-good movie that this comic was generated from, then you'll already know all of the stories. (I'm not totally panning the film however, I do after all own it and Creepshow 2!) Even though the stories were old hat though, I still had a good time reading the comic version. Do not dive into this book thinking that it is a graphic novel. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creepshow is done entirely in the tongue-in-cheek style of the old horror comi ...more
Justine
As Ole Boogey said to Ingrid Barrghman, “Here’s looking at you, kiddies’…"

OVERALL RATING

Enjoyment Rate - 53%
Story - 13%
Characters - 5%
Total - 71%
Rating - ★★★☆☆


[individual ratings for each story are available below]

Creepshow, believe it or not, is my first Stephen King book. I think I did a right job at picking this up first because Stephen King is well known for his long and twisted books, so starting in something a bit shorter and less complicated, if you would say, would be a great move especi
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Harry (otherworldsthanthese)
This graphic novel is an absolute blast! It’s terrifying, it’s funny, and it’s hella gruesome.

Creepshow is made up of five stories by King, presented to us with 1950s-style graphics.

Father’s Day - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Crate - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Something to Tide You Over - ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
They’re Creeping Up On You - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My favourite of these stories was definitely They’re Creeping Up On You; it was terrifying, and the imagery of the cockroaches will forever be engrained
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Mkittysamom
Creepshow.. I will have to watch the movie now.. don’t think I’ve ever seen it but it does remind me of Tales from the Crypt.. I’ll show you the first page so you see what I mean..
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The “Creep” reminds me of the “Cryptkeeper”
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So this first story.. “Bring me my CAKE! Bedelia” for Father’s Day is about a family with a horrible secret that comes back for Cake.. I guess.. it was pretty twisted.

Second Story: “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” is actually kinda funny. Jordy is a farmer and not
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Craig
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The film Creepshow is one of those cult-classic genre films that one either "gets" or not; a few love it and a few hate it and most are indifferently bemused. I think it's amusing that it was intended as an homage to the old classic EC comics, but has now become an icon in its own right. The five short stories that make up the film (and this book, of course) are all good and fun and true to the spirit of the old EC line. (For at least twenty years I spent one afternoon in mid-June every summer b ...more
Danielle N
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think I must have told everyone in May (and now I am doing it again) that I was beyond the moon to discover this classic anthology of campy horror stories being re-released. I immediately pre-ordered my copy and scrambled to the door like a child on Christmas when it arrived. Within minutes, I was molded into the couch with wine, popcorn and my new shiny edition. The end result was a blissful Saturday evening, BVT style.

A lover of all things King and horror (they do coincide after all), Creeps
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more

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