Thursday, June 5, 2008

Creepy 136

One of Creepy's later issues, meaning the content here just ain't that good. The cover is by Richard Courtney. This issue features a one page introduction of Uncle Creepy by Auraleon.

First up is "All the Time in the World", by Frank Carillo (art) and John Ellis Sech (story). Both were uncredited. This is a story about a plane pilot who uses parts from a crashed UFO to fly his plane, which ends up going into space. There he meets aliens who ask him to show them how to have fun. All I have to say about this story is what the hell is it doing in a horror magazine?!

Second is a sports themed horror story, "Never Say Die!" by Martin Salvador (art) and Gerry Boudreau (story). The story is about a pair of football rivals who in their middle age are now coaches. One of the coaches purposely runs over the star player of his rival's team. The player's corpse comes back to life in time to play one final game between them however. An okay story, but nothing great.

Third is "The Consumers" with art by Jun Lofamia and story by Boudreau again. This story is about the collapse of human civilization in the future with devastating winters ruining the Earth. With food nowhere to be found, a man eats his wife's corpse, then starts eating himself!

Fourth is "Day of the Cliche" by Nebot (art) and Greg Potter (story), about a man at a carnival who always talks in cliches who is transported to another world by a gypsy he insulted and killed. Another horrid story that has no place in a horror magazine.

Fifth is "Eyewitness News" by Carmine Infantino & Pablo Marcos (art) and Rich Margopoulos & Gerry Boudreau (story). The story is about a newscaster which creates headlines to prop up ratings. With each headline he goes more and more overboard, by being a sharpshooter, causing a train crash, etc... Eventually his producer kills him before he causes another disaster.

Next is "Mother Zenobia and the Satan Glass" by Gonzalo Mayo (art) and Rich Margopoulos & Gerry Boudreau (story), about three gypsies who come across an old house while on the run. One of the gypsies finds a mirror inside which contains the spirit of her mother, who tells her to kill the others and help set her free. By the end of the story however, she destroys the mirror, stopping her mother forever. Compared to the other stories here, the art on this one is quite nice.

Last is "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting" by Joe Staton (art) and Steve Grant (story), about a hunter in the wilderness battling androids. It ends up his family, and even him are androids as well, and are destroyed, with their makers deciding to try again in an attempt to succeed with them.

Overall, a so-so issue for this era. Certainly has some horrendous stories, but at least a few are pretty good.

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