Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Creepy 127

Terrance Lindall provides the artwork for this issue's cover. Its quite an interesting and funny cover, with various monsters holding (and licking) a very scared looking man. Lindall's five Warren covers were all quite good and unique looking. Rudy Nebres provides a one page Uncle Creepy intro. With this issue Bill Dubay left as editor (once again!) and Chris Adames took over for a little less than a year.

First story is "Hoodoo the Magnificent!" by Martin Salvador (art) and Bill Dubay (story, as Will Richardson). This story is about an old magician/daredevil who tells a reporter about his crazy feats when he was younger. This story ends rather abrubtly with not much of a point to it, it seems. A poor way to start off the issue.

Next is "Forbidden Fruit!" by Luis Bermejo (art) and Bruce Jones (story). This story is about a shipwrecked man who is rescued, but when the rescuers arrive they find him calling a baby his wife! He tells them the story of how she ate some fruit on the island, which turned her into a tree which grew fruit, out of which came the baby. He becomes convinced that he must eat the fruit himself so he can turn into a baby as well. An alright story but Bermejo's art is a bit down, making the 'wife' look like a male in her baby form.

Third story is "Prism Second Generation Blues" by Noly Panligan (art) and Gerry Boudreau (story). This is another story featuring a shipwrecked man, who this time comes across a strange colored meteor which turns into a beautiful woman when he touches it. The woman says her name is Prism, and that she is an alien who can absorb or release light, making it dark around her. They are caught and chased by a Nazi who hopes to overthrow American society, but they are able to stop him. Panligan's art is quite good, with a variety of styles in telling this story.

Fourth is "Daddy is a Werewolf" by Fred Carrillo (art) and Nicola Cuti (story). This story features a werewolf man with a family who hopes to cure his affliction due to a doctor that thinks he can cure him of his affliction. The doctor hasn't realized however that he should avoid using silver instruments on his patient...

Fifth is "Wind" by Val Mayerik (art) and Roger McKenzie (story). Very good art by Mayerik in this story about a native american warrior society and the bad weather that brings their doom.

Last is "Escape" by Herb Arnold (art) and Steven Dietrich (story). A wealthy man seeks to be able to fly, so he visits a voodoo expert who is able to accomplish his goal by turning him into a crow. Once he starts flying though, the man realizes that this isn't as interesting as he thought and he desires to return to his human form. Unfortunately for him, the voodoo expert is murdered, leaving him in the crow form forever.

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