Sunday, January 4, 2009

Creepy 129

Jeff Easely provides the cover for this issue of Creepy. Rudy Nebres draws a one page intro from Uncle Creepy. Like most issues from this period, a boring issue with nothing much here to impress the reader.

First is "The Terrible Truth About Danny" by Martin Salvador (art) and Bill Dubay (story). This story tells of a young boy with pyschokenetic powers who can cause objects to do whatever he wants to get revenge on anyone whose done him wrong. A beautiful girl moves in next door but unlike other boys doesn't like her. One night he decides to force himself on her to be like everyone else but instead decides to kill himself by blowing his own head up.

Second is "The Saga of Popeye Jackson!" by Paul Neary (art) and Gerry Boudreau (story). This story tells of a revolution from a robot man who used to be human. Some pretty good art from Neary, but a poor, rather dull story.

Third is "Working Class Hero" by Carmine Infantino & Alfredo Alcala (art) and Roger McKenzie (story). This story features an accountant in his forties who looks much older than that who is bored with life, but is suddenly transported to thousands of years in the past where he helps a woman who escaped from her slave master. They go meet with a wizard, the man who brought him back in time by accident and they defeat the slave master. The wizard tries to transport him back to the present, but he ends up in the revolutionary war period instead. Some good art, but a poor, pointless story.

Fourth is "The Last Voyage of Sinbad" by Fred Carillo (art) and Budd Lewis (story). The Sinbad of legend is actually a dim-witted man who desires more than anything else to have friends and have the rain stop. Some treasurer hunters recruit him to join them and when they find how dumb he is they instead plan to have him be the fall guy when they discover a genie that will kill whoever summons him. The genie instead grants Sinbad's wishes to have friends and stop the rain.

Fifth is "He Who Lives!" by Danny Bulandi (art) and Budd Lewis (story). A confusing story about a man on a spaceship who goes down to a planet, sees weird visions, and encounters a vampire who he kills, making him a vampire himself.

Last is "Strategic Retreat" by Herb Arnold (art) and John Ellis Sech (story). This story features a humanoid dinosaur who hires soldiers to kill his old men and help him escape. While escaping however the soldiers sign a new contract with his enemy, giving him only two weeks to live.


Anonymous said...


Sorry this isnt concerning your post, but I couldnt find a 'contact' link anywhere on your blog...

Not sure if you can assist me on this, but I had a question regarding a particular comic tale that was published in either EERIE or CREEPY, a Christmas story which I have been hunting for for over 20 years...

The story in question revolves around two men on Christmas Eve, both winos...they take refuge in an abandonded church (if my memory serves) and during the night, the floor opens to emit several small demons that attempt to carry off the one guys soul in a wine bottle!

The second man follows them down into hell to retrieve his friends soul, and sees his OWN soul in a bottle as well...he wins out, saving the two souls, and the next morning they both wake up with a renewed sense of purpose, no longer winos, etc...

The tale in question inspired me to want to do an animated short film based on the comic, but I would REALLY appreciate being able to find the original story to get the details right (and give proper credit for the writing, etc, of course!...;)

From what I have gathered, the tale MIGHT have appeared in CREEPY #125 or 59, 68 or 77...or it COULD have appeared in EERIE.

Does any of this ring a bell, perhaps?...;)

Thanks VERY much in advance...

-Kevin Karstens

"Art is lies that tell the truth."
-Pablo Picasso

Quiddity said...

Yes, I can definately answer that one for you. The story you are thinking of is "Once Upon a Christmas Eve" from Creepy 125. I'm fairly certain I've already covered that issue for this blog.

Glad to be of service! Thanks for reading! :)