Friday, June 13, 2008

Creepy 85

An 'All Monster Issue' of Creepy featuring a Yeti cover by Ken Kelly.

First up is "Like Icarus, Quickly Falling" by Leopold Sanchez (art) and Roger McKenzie (story), featuring a vampire seeking revenge on the vampire who bit his wife years before, who in turn bit him. He eventually succeeds, but the sunlight destroys him seconds later.

Next up is the cover story, "Hide and Go Mad" by the team of Carmine Infantino & Walt Simonson (art) and Budd Lewis (story). This story features a man seeking to hunt the yeti. He does eventually confront it and kills it, causing an avalanche by shooting however. He dons the skin of the yeti for warmth, only for it to get stuck to him until he tears off his own skin.

Third is "The Thing in the Well" by Leo Duranona (art) and Roger McKenzie (story), featuring a girl whose mother is killed by her step-father, but the corpse comes back to life and befriends her, living in a nearby well. The step-father boards up the well and eventually kills the daughter, who is reunited with the mother once again inside the well.

Next is "Orem Ain't Got No Head Cheese!" by Jose Ortiz (art) and Bill Dubay (story). A pair of cannibals living in the woods kill a man with brain cancer and toss his cancer-ridden brain aside when they tear apart his corpse. The cancer melds with various body parts and forms a blob like creature that haunts the woods from this point onward. A sequel to this story would appear in Creepy a number of years later.

Fifth is "The Terrible Turnip of Turpin County" by Martin Salvador (art) and Roger McKenzie (story). Something from the sky crashes to Earth in a field and years later a turnip like plant grows out of the ground and soon odd things start happening. First a cow dies, then corpses come back to life. More odd plants develop and more corpses come back to life, but eventually everything is saved when a bunch of bugs eat them all.

Last is "A Way in the Woods" by Luis Bermejo (art) and Bruce Jones (story). A pilot crashes in the woods and is forced to live in the wilderness. There he meets a beautiful woman who lives with a pack of wolves. She is apparantly killed by them and he kills one of the wolves, only for her to come back healed and the two turn into wolves. Very nice art by Bermejo here.
Overall a fairly good issue. Nothing particularly great, but all are fairly good stories.

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