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I'm picking up where I left off with my last post dedicated to the horror comic/magazine, "Eerie". I posted the first ten issues last time, so here are issues #11 through #20. I already covered everything I could think of in my first post dedicated to Eerie, so I'm simply going to repost it here to save myself some much needed time. If you need help with the .cbr or .cbz (comic book reader format files), please refer to this post.
I was planning on continuing posting issues of both Creepy and Eerie, but I have also considered posting some old horror comics from the '50s, such as EC Comics "Tales From the Crypt", in order to provide a bit of variety. However, I honestly think that the artwork and writing in Creepy and Eerie are far superior than anything put out by EC. I'm not familiar with any of the more recently published horror comics other than The Walking Dead (Which is absolutely amazing, and I can't recommend it enough), so I am avoiding posting them because I do not know what is safe to post. I would love to see some comments in response to these ideas, and please let me know if you have any recommendations.
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