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Just when you thought your day couldn’t get any more menacing, Dark Horse Comics announced earlier this month the frightening addition of its Creepy comics relaunch to the annals of Dark Horse Digital.
Creepy #8 is available on Digital.DarkHorse.com, as well as in print, for $4.99. Uncle Creepy has unearthed another malicious mag’s worth of terror. Waiting in these pages are brand-new stories from Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts, Hulk), Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Class), Rick Geary (A Treasury of Victorian Murder), Doug Moench (Batman), and Kelley Jones (Criminal Macabre), all wrapped up in a cover from horror master Richard Corben (Hellboy, classic Creepy and Eerie).
Creepy #1-#7 have also debuted on Dark Horse Digital and are priced at $2.99 each. A bundle containing #1-#4 is available for $9.99. Creepy #8 will drop to $2.99 after a month in the Dark Horse Digital store.
Additionally, Creepy Archives and Eerie Archives will make their debut on the Dark Horse Digital store beginning May 23. Starting with Creepy Archives Volume 1, the award-winning archival editions will alternate monthly, releasing the next volume every other month.
Creepy Archives Volume 1 reprints the first five terrifying issues of the magazine’s original run. Brilliant, classic Creepy stories from 1964 to 1966 have been raised from the dead, featuring work by such comics luminaries as Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, Alex Toth, and Frank Frazetta.
This groundbreaking material turned the world of graphic storytelling on its head in the early 1960s, as phenomenal young artists like Bernie Wrightson and Neal Adams reached new artistic heights with their fascinating explorations of classic and modern horror stories.
Meanwhile, the latest apologue to debut in Dark Horse Comics’ legendary anthology brings out the darker side: Michael Avon Oeming’s Wild Rover.
Wild Rover premieres in Dark Horse Presents #14 (a 104-page giant issue). The two-part tale provides a very intense and interesting look through the comic medium at addiction and dealing with alcoholism.
“I’ve been a fan of Dark Horse Presents since I was a kid—it’s where I learned about artists like Moebius and my first exposure to creator owned works, which exploded later with the Legend line,” said Oeming. “I’m proud to launch the first of my ‘true-fiction’ stories with Wild Rover in Dark Horse Presents. Though told through fantasy, much of it is based on my experiences or those that my mother has gone through. I could only trust Dark Horse Presents with such things.”
Oeming received the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2001 for his work on Powers. He also received the Eagle Award in 2006 for Favorite Writer/Artist. In addition to Wild Rover, Dark Horse has announced Oeming will be writing and drawing a very adult superhero adventure series, The Victories, to be released later this year.
Check out Wild Rover in Dark Horse Presents #14, on sale July 18.