Sunday, August 3, 2008

Creepy 117

Only a so-so issue at best. The cover, by Ken Kelly is a reprint of a design used years earlier for tshirts sold by Warren. This issue features a new Creepy logo which wouldn't last that long.

First is "Scream" by Leo Duranona (art) and Bob Toomey (story). A very long, drawn out story about a couple that awakens from suspended animation and finds everyone else gone and the world apparantly destroyed. They head out for a while and are confronted by some beast men who they are able to escape from. A rather long, drawn out and non-interesting story including a four and a half page stretch with no dialogue or captions whatsoever. Art by Duranona is okay.

Second is "A Noble Gesture" by Adolfo Abellan (art). The writer is uncredited. Abellan makes his first Warren appearance in a number of years and would vanish for good after this story. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a man finds himself the only one left alive. His body is covered with boils that end up containing minuature people inside of them.

Third is the cover story, "The Beast" by Isidro Mones (art) and Michael Fleisher (story). A rich man is convinced that he is a werewolf who has been committing murders. His doctor tells him that's not so and ups his medication. In actuality the doctor is drugging him to convince him that he is the werewolf, so he can steal his wife and money. He screws up and is arrested, but it ends up that the rich guy is the werewolf after all.

Fourth is "Nightmare Highway" by Carmine Infantino & Steve Leialoha (art) and Gerry Boudreau (story). The story is a mystery about a number of murders taking place on the highway of the title. It is thought that a young woman is committing the murders but it ends up instead being a man wearing women's shoes.

Last is "The Silkie" by Val Mayerik & Jeff Easley (art) and Nicola Cuti (story). A man catches a bizarre dolphin-like creature that ends up transforming into a beautiful woman. She remains as a woman out of water, but turns into the dolphin-like creature due to a trigger in her body that occurs when she is in the water. He has surgery done for her so she'll stay human forever, but they botch it and she must stay in the dolphin-like form forever. Years later her daughter shows up. An okay story, best of the issue considering its competition here.

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