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Eerie was created by Warren Publishing as a sister publication to Creepy, with the first issue being released in 1965, one year after the launch of Creepy. There were numerous similarities between the two publications from the start, with the most obvious being that they both focused on supernatural tales of horror. Both featured top-notch artists and writers. Creepy had its own host character in "Uncle Creepy", while Eerie introduced "Cousin Eerie". As with Creepy, Eerie also started off very succesfully, only to suffer after the departure of Editor Archie Goodwin and a lack of funds in the late '60s. Both publications were forced to rely on issuing reprints to stay afloat, eventually emerging stronger than ever in the mid-70s by introducing color issues and increasing the frequency with which they published to nine issues per year.
Despite the numerous similarites there were also a few key differences, although these differences would not manifest themeselves until midway through the series. Eerie eventually introduced a number of serials, based on original characters with their own contuity, in order to differentiate itself from Creepy, which focused on standalone anthology stories. Near the end of its run Creepy started issuing reprints, once again due to a lack of editorial direction and funds. Eerie came to an unfortunate end when Warren Publishing declared bankruptcy in February 1983, making issue 139 the last in the series.
I hope you all enjoy these issues of this legendary horror comic/magazine. Now that I've put up issues 1-10 of both Creepy and Eerie as I had originally planned, I would like to know if you all would be interested in seeing more issues posted here. I had planned to at least post the first 30 issues of both series, but I wanted to know if their is enough interest before I follow through with my plans. Please leave a comment to let me know if you would like to see more of these posted for Halloween Countdown.
Publisher: Warren Publishing Schedule: Bimonthly (Eventually 9 times a year) Publication Date: 1965-1983 Number of Issues: 139 E-book Format: .cbr & .cbz