9/23/16

Creepy #75 - Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth art


Creepy v1 #75, 1975 - Billed as a collection of macabre classics, this issue also features some the best artists of the bronze age. Wally Wood tells the tale of survival during a future Earth's frozen apocalypse. He tries his best to improve Rich Buckler's mediocre pencils, but sadly falls short. Alex Toth's story centers around an amusement park serial killer. Set during the 1930s, the characters and settings are a perfect match for the artist's traditional style. Perhaps the most controversial tale is Neal Adams' "Thrillkill", in which a sniper kills random people from atop a city building. The violence and palpable and disturbing. The artist's sharply drawn, realistic style makes it even more so. Finally, Bernie Wrightson provides a dependably drawn introduction, featuring host Uncle Creepy at his ghoulish best. Note that Adams' work was later reprinted in >Eerie #125, Toth's in >Creepy #139, and both were reprinted in in Creepy #91. This is number 11 of 19 Creepy issues with Wrightson art and/or covers, number 4 of 5 Creepy issues with Wood art and/or covers, number 5 of 5 Creepy issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 5 of 15 Creepy issues with Toth art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (duotone) = ***
"Phantom of Pleasure Island" Toth story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***
"Snow" Wood story inks (Rich Buckler pencils) 7 pages (black and white) = **
"Thrillkill" Adams story pencils and inks 8 pages (black and white) = ***


Alex Toth
Neal Adams
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