Dark Horse have recently published a number of the classic EC Archives in paperback versions and the good news this week is that they’re set to do the same for the Creepy and Eerie Archives too. While the now completed hardcover runs of both were handsome in presentation this new softcover run will ensure that readers can fill in gaps in the now out of print series and also that they will be more accessibly priced for an audience for whom the original run may have been financially out of reach. Full details in the press release below.
Gather your wooden stakes and silver bullets because the Creepy and Eerie Archives are coming back to shelves! Dark Horse Books and New Comic Company present new paperback editions of the groundbreaking horror collections of Creepy magazine and its cousin, Eerie. The New York Times bestselling collections will be printed in their original 8.5” x 11” size and include original letters pages, text features, and ads.
Creepy Archives Volume 1 TPB arrives in comics shops April 26, 2023 and in bookstores May 9, 2023. This terrifying tome unearths Creepy magazine issues #1–#5, featuring tales of horror, murder, and the macabre by comics legends Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Alex Toth, Joe Orlando, and more.
Eerie Archives Volume 1 TPB lands in comic shops June 6, 2023 and in bookstores June 6, 2023. This grim grimoire reanimates Eerie magazine #1–#5 and features the ultra-rare Eerie #1, of which only 200 original copies were printed. These frightful fables feature the work of comics giants Archie Goodwin, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Angelo Torres, Gray Morrow, Gene Colan, and more.
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Praise for the Creepy and Eerie Archives:
“Dark Horse’s Creepy Archives collection is about fun, spine-tingling suspense, and hair-raising horror, but it is also about truth, and so it fearlessly depicts the truth of its time, and whether for better or worse, it’s part of comics history.” –Fanbase Press
“They just don’t make ’em like this anymore.” –AIPT Comics
“The book is a proverbial must-have for serious horror readers and collectors. If you’ve no prior experience with Eerie but are perhaps interested in the history and legacy of horror in relation to the comic book medium, this book makes these extremely difficult to find issues available, prettier than ever.” –The Book Reporter