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Eerie Archives, Vol. 1 (Eerie Archives #1)

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Slithering upon the heels of Dark Horse's archive collections of the seminal horror comics magazine Creepy comes its terror-filled cousin publication Eerie! Collected for fans for the first time ever, and packaged in the same amazing oversized format as the Creepy Archives, Dark Horse Comics has taken great, gruesome care in presenting this groundbreaking material to reade ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Dark Horse Books (first published March 15th 2004)
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Meg Powers
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Thank goodness for these reprints. I've been starving for decent horror comics for a long time, and EERIE's comics come in beautifully printed volumes, complete with covers (usually Frazetta!) in full color and letters pages, which usually read as "I think Eerie is just swell. The art is swell. The writing is swell.I'm writing this from the basement." For kicks, the publishers even throw in some kitschy monster-crap mail order spreadsheets. Each issue features a different artist per story, offer ...more
Will Hoover
It's not difficult to understand why Eerie and its sister magazine Creepy are still so beloved by so many fans so many decades down the line. Although many of the stories feature the usual horror genre cliches, tricks, and all too familiarly scary treats, there are still more than enough terrifying twists, turns, and clever plot devices in these macabre vignettes to make it more than worth any daring reader's while.

My only major gripe with this otherwise impeccable collection of vintage comics w
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Jeremy
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I miss this as a thing: anthologies of gory twist endings hosted by pun-spewing ghoul. There was a comic book revival of Creepy for a while, but it's just not the same. There's innocence buried among the corpses in these stories, and by god the art is a sight to behold. I was expecting to love Toth and Ditko and Al Williamson, but Gene Colan knocked it out of the park every time.
Víctor Segovia
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
según tengo entendido, está publicación es la hermana de otra muy famosa llamada creepy y se dedicaba a contar, en el mismo formato de antología, historias de terror. En lo personal, aquí hay más elementos de lo sobrenatural, a diferencia de su revisión más moderna que dejaba eso de lado para enfocar todo el miedo en la ciencia ficción.
Printable Tire
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a great collection! It's hard to imagine there was a time when you could get this much quality work at a cheap price fairly regularly. Those days are long gone, alas, but who cares when you can revel in Cousin Eerie's world of bad puns, cruel twists (and cruel puns and bad twists) and horrible macabre machinations.

Some of my favorites from this collection:
"Eye of the Beholder" (Cousin Eerie: "While you're reflecting on Gerald's problem, just think how ROTTEN Eve must feel!")
"To Pay th
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Cale
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
This oversized collection of the first five issues of Eerie magazine gives a good feel for what the publication was like. Growing up with reprints of Tales from the Crypt, I knew the style, and these are very familiar; simple stories with a twist toward the grotesque. None of the stories are amazing, although a number of them are good examples of the form. The stories in the third issue were the strongest overall, with the Monument and the Lighthouse both being very good examples. The artwork is ...more
Pelks
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you like evocative illustrations and being inundated with bad spook-puns, I can highly recommend this book. There are some real spooky gems of stories buried among what otherwise feels like tons and tons of cautionary tales about raising people from the dead. My criticism isn't really a spoiler because if you know anything about the horror genre, you'll already be abundantly aware that raising people from the dead almost always backfires. This is still a point belabored by this collection of ...more
Ben
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
There's not much of a difference between this series and the 'Creepy' archives - the same writers, artists and general storylines. But for some reason I enjoyed the vibe and the atmosphere slightly more in this collection than the first two volumes of the other; even though vampires and werewolves are to be found among the pages, there are several more creative beasts and villains mixed in. The twist endings are still intact, and - most of the time - the unlucky schmo at the end definitely deser ...more
Rowdy Scarlett
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Its a fun read. Having read many of these and other horror titles when I was in my early teens, its nice to be able to go back and read them again from an older perspective. The stories hold up fairly well, but the art is the thing. Frazetta, Ditko, Williamson, Thoth, Orlando and others were at classic artists and were putting out some of the best work in comics at that time.
Dark Horse does a great job in presenting the magazine s with high quality paper, binding and even reprinting the house
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Jerry
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Let me explain my rating. If you're looking for unique stories that will baffle and frighten you then look elsewhere. All of these stories are predictable from the first panel and are pretty much the same story over and over.

However the art work is stunning and the nostalgia value cannot be understated. It was so much fun reading these simple stories that entertained me in childhood. The art was fantastic and atmospheric, creating just the right mood for the stories. I really recommend this vol
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Phil Zimmerman
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This book was my 2nd of the Creepy/Eerie archives. It contains issues 1-5 of the Eerie series. The first issues is just an Ashcan issues so not alot to talk about there. The other 4 issues are tons of fun. The art is top notch with Warren using all of the best artists from Creepy to promise success for Cousin Eerie. Most of the stories are written by Archie Goodwin, which I would consider a little bit of a negative. I wish there were a little bit more variety in this department. Hopefully this w ...more
Orrin Grey
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This first volume of Eerie is not as impressive as the volumes of Creepy that I've already read, but it's still pretty good and it's definitely got its moments, especially a couple of tales by Steve Ditko.

The "Eerie's Monster Gallery" pin-ups aren't as much fun as the "Creepy's Loathsome Lore" entries, though.
Suzydumeur
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Ne nous méprenons pas, j'ai bien aimé Eerie, mais comparé à Creepy je préfère nettement ce dernier. J'aime moins les dessins dans Eerie, et les histoires sont moins originales, nettement plus dans la tradition des Contes de la crypte je trouve, courtes et plus convenues. Elles ont moins de puissance que dans Creepy. Mais ça reste néanmoins très divertissant à lire.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was lucky and collected a full set of these magazines and got a chance to read the fantastic stories and enjoy the incredible art from many of the greats, many of who got their start here, from the comic world. If you like offbeat horror, supernatural, SiFi and just plan different stories then these are the magazines for you. Very recommended
Michael
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
via NYPL - solid little horror yarns with good "twist" endings, mostly scripted by the under-appreciated Archie Goodwin. The art, however, is the book's real selling point - Williamson, Crandall, Toth, Torres, Orlando, etc. Nearly every page is a delight.
Russell Grant
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
This volume benefits of being an off shoot of Creepy. As a result, it's amazingly solid from the get go since the editors and artists are all firing on full cylinders. Amazing artwork in this one, and many of the stories are dead clever on top of it. Great stuff!
Ana
Oct 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Interesting collection of old school comics. Like a collection of short stories but in comic form.
Dave
Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
great art great stories top stuff
Mark Bates
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Remembered when I read these as a kid. Not so spooky now.
Ronald
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These volumes are just so beautifully done. They even kept the old ads which I loved as a kid.
Sean
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another good trip down memory lane. They weren't as graphic back then which somehow makes them leave more to the imagination. I love these old stories.
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Shawna Gore is an editor at Dark Horse where she has worked on such titles as the Creepy, Eerie, Herbie Archives, The Cleaners, and more.
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